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EMS Microscopy Academy SEM training collaboration

Element Pi, COXEM Co. Ltd. (our supplier) and Bruker Nano have partnered with Electron Microscopy Sciences for an SEM Training and Product Demonstration collaboration at the EMS Microscopy Academy located near Philadelphia at the EMS Diasum headquarters in Hatfield, PA. COXEM and Bruker Nano have placed an EM-30AXN tabletop SEM with a Bruker XFlash 630 EDS at the academy lab for the purpose or providing a training opportunity for both current [...]

April 5th, 2020|Categories: News & Product Updates|

SEM Fiber Analysis of Face Mask filtration

Our admiration and thanks goes out to all of the heroically dedicated medical staff on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. We hope all of you are safe and get the proper supplies you need while the general population hopefully practices good prevention measures during this unprecedented crisis. Recently, our customer support engineer made these videos to show the differences in fiber size and porosity of different [...]

April 4th, 2020|Categories: News & Product Updates|

SEM-EDS Contract Sample Analysis

Element Pi is now offering SEM Analysis on a contract basis for customers needing extra SEM capacity or that do not yet own an SEM. The Element Pi demonstration lab houses 2 new SEM-EDS systems available for contracted analytical service work at very affordable rates.  The acquisition and ownership cost of an SEM or SEM/EDS system can be a challenge to justify for some researchers or manufacturers but the information provided is valuable [...]

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Promotions|

XEM – Electron Microscopy at 64,000,000X

New method enables imaging at sub-atomic resolution to visualize the atomic structure of electrons and nuclei. Before getting overly excited, you are encouraged to read the Disclaimer at the end of this article. Fig. 1 - Silicone Atom with atomic radius of 150 picometers XEM for Ultra-eXtreme Magnification Electron Microscopy After a collaborative effort with the JSM Institute¹ of Eindhoven, Netherlands to develop XEM, it [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Promotions|Tags: |

Gift a $500 Supplies Credit by providing your Referral

Know a colleague or another company that is searching for a new SEM solution?  Provide them a gift of $500 credit for Consumable Supplies at Rave Scientific or your favorite microscopy consumable supplier just by suggesting they investigate the SEM products at Element Pi.  If they contact us and mention they were referred by you, then we will provide them with the credit voucher as a gift in your honor.  It's that simple. [...]

November 24th, 2018|Categories: Promotions|Tags: |

Resin Mounted Sample Preparation

In order to acquire the best analytical results for microstructure, metrology, micro-hardness or micro-elemental analysis; specimens are often mounted in a resin "puck" and polished to a mirror finish.  The resin mount is often precision sectioned to expose critical areas of interest that lie within the specimen.  This process assures that a flat oxide-free layer is exposed for accurate imaging and chemical analysis. Specimen types suitable for resin mounting include: Metals (for [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Tips & Tricks|

SEM Buying Guide – 10 Points to Consider when Evaluating a new SEM

Our SEM Buying Guide article provides advice on the most important topics to consider when evaluating SEM systems so that you can determine what factors are truly important for your workflow. The market for tabletop and full-size Scanning Electron Microscopes has increased considerably as they have become more powerful and easier to use especially for new users. For a prospective buyer, the landscape of current offerings can be difficult to ascertain what features [...]

June 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Generic Bid Specification for SEM

Are you with a Government Agency or Academic Institution that must acquire instrumentation using a Public or Invited Bid Process?  We have witnessed much frustration by customers trying to develop a set of bid specifications that allow them to get an adequate solution for their research while at the same time, presenting requirements that are not brand specific and rule out other suitable suppliers. At the same time, the specifications must be specific [...]

March 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Pi Day 2018 Contest

Active Vibration Isolation Platforms Tabletop SEM Full-Size SEM 1st Annual Pi Day Contest Have some fun and help support the MSA Student Council or your local MSA Chapter. The first persons to correctly answer any of the trivia questions below and follow the rules will win. There is also a drawing for several prize for all entrants. WINNERS will be announced on our social media pages:   [...]

March 4th, 2018|Categories: Promotions|

Korean DIY SEM Competition

For the third year, COXEM Co., Ltd. has sponsored the DIY SEM competition that takes place among students at the Korean Institute of Microscopy.  The competition is also sponsored by the Korean Society for Electron Microscopy.  Coxem's CEO, Dr. Jun Hee Lee participates with the students as a mentor and is often intrigued by the interesting concepts developed by the students. In the competition, students design and build their own Scanning Electron Microscopes.  Students [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles|