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Electron Microscopy (EM): Sample Requirements

Targets and Sample Preparation
The targets can be almost any type of solid materials having resistance to incident electron beam (‹30 kV). Common examples are metal, rock, soil, glass, plastic, polymer, fibre, ceramic, concrete, biological entities, or any combination of these.

This capability allows for users to perform SE/CL/BSD imaging and EDS/WDS analysis with least chemical contamination of the target – this aspect is important for some applications which require multiple experiments on a single specimen with minimal interference. If coating is desirable for your applications, the Gold Coater and Carbon Coater are available in the lab.