SEM Technology Overview – Scanning Electron Microscopy 

The information below is provided only as a general overview of Scanning Electron Microscopes and the imaging and analysis they can provide.  The interested reader is encouraged to explore some of the much more thorough reviews found in books and around the web.  Here are a few that we recommend:

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SEM Sample Preparation

Handbook of Sample Preparation for SEM and EDS - Patrick Echlin

The “Handbook of Sample Preparation for Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray MicroAnalysis” by Patrick Echlin is a valuable reference that should be on every Electron Microscopist’s desk, especially new SEM users. The links here will open an on-line view of this great book.

You can also acquire a hardcopy from Springer or Amazon.