Hitachi Compact Scanning Electron Microscope: The FlexSEM

The FlexSEM from Hitachi is a benchtop or floor-standing electron microscope that integrates the flexibility and performance of a full-size SEM with the ease of use of a tabletop SEM.

Hitachi FlexSEM 1000 Variable-Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope

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Full-SEM Imaging Performance

  • Resolution that is equivalent to a full-size SEM
  • Complete control over vacuum level, beam current, and acceleration voltage
  • Users can observe composition (BSE), morphology (SE), or both on insulating or conductive samples

High-Performance Elemental Analysis

  • Quick and precise elemental analysis with in-built EDS from leading suppliers
  • EDS can be operated up to 20 kV to provide access to more peaks
  • True elemental distribution can be displayed with the help of live peak deconvolution

Safe and Easy Specimen Handling

  • Users can use the navigation camera to locate their area of interest
  • Easily overlay and correlate your SEM and optical images
  • Huge specimens can be handled with the help of the 5-axes stage
  • Wide areas can be analyzed with image stitching

Go Further

  • Automated particle analysis provided for fibers, inclusions, asbestos, technical cleanliness, etc.
  • Users can image hydrated specimens with Hitachi’s patented ionic liquid or cold stage
  • 3D surface metrology can be studied with the help of roughness/angle/depth measurements
  • Users can add STEM for transmitted electron imaging or CL for pharmaceutical or geological samples

(1) Bacteria, 7 kV, magnification 20,000x; (2) Pharmaceutics, magnification 7,500x; (3) Paper, low-vacuum, 2,700x.

(1) Bacteria, 7 kV, magnification 20,000x; (2) Pharmaceutics, magnification 7,500x; (3) Paper, low-vacuum, 2,700x. Image Credit: Hitachi High-Tech Europe

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