The Phenom - The Award Winning Desktop High Quality Electron Microscope by Phenom-World

By AZoNano

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Background
Introduction
Nominated for - Deutsche Design Preis (2009)
GIO 2008, Category Industrial Products
Novelty in Technology 2007
PTB - Product of the Year
Reddot Design Award 2007
Recognition of Excellence in Innovation 2007
Mechatronics Award 2006

Background

The Phenom is a tabletop scanning electron microscope (SEM) which combines the high magnification of electron microscopy with the ease of use of optical microscopy to improve performance in a tabletop instrument.

The Phenom, a tabletop SEM provides useful magnifications up to 20,000x, is easy to use as the typical laboratory-grade optical microscopes. The Phenom cuts away the time, difficulty, and expense of the conventional SEM. The operator simply places the sample in the specially designed holder on the microscope. Due to its unique design there is no risk of damaging the lens. The automatically focused image is displayed in less than 30 seconds later, with the resolution and depth of focus typical belonging to SEMs.

Introduction

The Phenom is an award winning desktop electron microscope. Its innovative user interface and intuitive touch screen control produce superb quality images with minimal operator training has drawn the attention of many professionals in the market. This is an overview of all awards Phenom has received for its innovative design.

Nominated for - Deutsche Design Preis (2009)

Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2009 is the country's highest distinction in the field of design. It is known as the "Prize of Prizes". The reason: no other design award sets such strict criteria on entries.

GIO 2008, Category Industrial Products

The Industrial Design Awards is the only Dutch design award acknowledging professional design skills of both designer and client. The Phenom received the GIO-2008 award for excellence in design as a testament of the high quality level of Dutch design.

Novelty in Technology 2007

During the trade fair "Het Instrument" in the Netherlands, Phenom was awarded as "Novelty in Technology" in the category "laboratory equipment" - another proof of it's outstanding design concept.

PTB - Product of the Year

The Phenom was chosen by Photonics Tech Briefs' editors for its outstanding technical merit and practical value to the magazine's engineering and scientific readers.

Reddot Design Award 2007

The Red Dot quality seal for good design is awarded annually in the international award competition by jury of experts for products and only goes to products with a particularly sophisticated and innovative design.

Recognition of Excellence in Innovation 2007

The US Commerce Department's Technology Administration saluted FEI's Phenom with the Recognition of Excellence in Innovation for "creating a remarkable tool that will bring a new teaching dimension to the classroom; foster interest in advanced science, technology, engineering and math education; inspire future scientists and innovators; and increase U.S. competitiveness."

Mechatronics Award 2006

FEI's Phenom was awarded the Dutch Mechatronics Award for being "an excellent example of a very successful cooperation in the field of mechatronics".

 

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Phenom-World.

For more information please visit Phenom-World.

Date Added: Aug 28, 2008 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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