Scanning Electron Microscope with
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS)

The SEM-EDS has a large chamber and excellent optics.

This incredible instrument can reveal information you may not even know to look for! The SEM-EDS provides high resolution images, up to 300,000x. It has the ability to perform chemical fingerprinting to provide compositional data about the sample. This can be useful to determine the types of materials, corrosion products, and the presence of inclusions. The SEM is also the tool that measures coatings, capable of accuracy to the nanometer. 

Omar is quick on the SEM! Bring your sample to witness your results. Hundreds of hours spent working this machine are invested in honing his ability to find the results in your material quickly. Because not all issues are visually evident, it requires skill to search and locate hidden information in material. 

SEM Model: Jeol 6460LV

  • High magnification imaging: 5x - 300,000x.
  • Extra-Large (10-12") specimen chamber
  • Five axis fully motorized stage.
  • Low vacuum capability, imaging of organic and biological material without coating.

EDS Model: iXRF Iridium Ultra with 128eV Silicon Drift Detector

  • Digital imaging
  • 10 mm2 active area
  • 1 million cps
  • Capable of detecting elements down to and including Be.
  • For Chemical fingerprinting
  • Elemental mapping
  • Linescans

Cross Section of Corrosion Scale.

Cross section of cast iron corrosion.

1000x image of corrosion scale.