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Research and Educational Use of The Personal Scanning Electron Microscope From Aspex

Topics Covered

Background

Research Processes

Education

PSEM Simplicity

Background

The demands of managing an industrial research and development operation are quite different from those of a scientific laboratory. Budgetary pressures mean that you must produce quality results quickly and efficiently. You don't have the time to play around with finicky equipment that was designed for an ivory tower. You need a tool to solve problems now and with no excuses.

Research Processes

ASPEX PSEM is designed to expedite the research process. The design of the system's stage box allows large, oddly shaped items to be readily mounted and viewed. The ASPEX variable pressure option further simplifies the preparation of samples by eliminating the need for coating. ASPEX Perception software is ergonomically designed to place the most used controls near your mouse tip for efficient operation. Often the QuickPrint function is all that is required to document a solution. Advanced automated tools such as AFA and CFA allow you to multitask while ASPEX PSEM performs the tedious part of the analysis.

For these and so many other reasons, ASPEX PSEM is uniquely capable of fitting smoothly and productively into an industrial research and development environment.

Education

The scanning electron microscope is a wonderful way to involve high school and college students in the excitement of science. SEM images look similar to black-and-white photographs, making them easy for students to understand and interpret. The ability to zoom from low magnifications to high makes relationships of scale intuitive. When combined with an X-ray detector, the relationships between material properties and composition become obvious.

PSEM Simplicity

Unfortunately, most SEMs are too delicate and require too much training for use in an academic environment. ASPEX PSEM is different. Our intuitive, instrument-like user interface is easy for students to grasp. The instrument is carefully designed so that, with a few simple precautions, it is rugged enough for daily student use. With the variable pressure option, almost any sample can be loaded directly into the capacious drawer stage without extensive sample preparation. In a classroom environment, images can be readily projected using an LCD projector. Control of the instrument can be shared over a local area network.

Combine all these advantages with our low total cost of ownership, and it is easy to understand why ASPEX PSEM is an ideal educational tool for high schools and universities.

Source: Aspex Corp

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Date Added: Mar 27, 2007 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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