A collaboration between the Institute for Research in Schools, The Royal Microscopical Society, The Natural History Museum, Hitachi High Technologies and Oxford Instruments.
The Project Leaders
James Perkins, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Faversham, Kent, and Alex Ball, Imaging and Analysis Centre, The Natural History Museum, London.
Portable SEM with Secondary and Backscattered electron detectors
Variable Pressure design (no sample coating required)
Oxford Instruments Aztec One EDX system included
Can carry out point analyses and mapping
Weight - 50kg
Dimensions - 65cm x 50cm
Maximum specimen size - 2cm diameter, height 5-10mm
Each SEM comes with a set of demo samples and kits to prepare your own samples
The SEM user interface is simple to use.
It can usually be used on automatic settings.
Most users understand it intuitively and require only a few minutes training to master the basics.
More complex functions are available if you want them, and full training and online support will be provided.