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:
- MyScope Training by AMMRF (Australian Microscopy & MicroAnalysis Research Facility
- MyScope Outreach – a step-by-step narrated explanation and simulator
- Practical Electron Microscopy
See more references at our MICROSCOPY LINKS page
SEM Sample Preparation
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.