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Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy

With any kind of work, it helps to be able to see what you’re doing, but that can be a challenge when working at microscopic scales or below. By taking advantage of a system that combines two separate instruments – a focused ion beam (FIB) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) –...
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Atom Probe Tomography

  Atom probe tomography (APT) offers the enticing prospect of being able to determine the identity and position of nearly every atom in a material, providing the ultimate in elemental analysis. The technique involves applying either ultra-fast voltage pulses or laser pulses to a...
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Wavelength-dispersive (X-ray) Spectroscopy

This EKB provides a clear and concise introduction to wavelength dispersive (X-ray) spectroscopy (WDS) as performed in electron microprobes and scanning electron microscopes. WDS has a wide range of potential applications, from its best-known use in earth sciences to analyze rocks and minerals, to...
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Life Science Microscopy Optics

Within the field of optical microscopy there are dozens of specialist techniques, all with their own particular characteristics. As a result using microscopes seriously for the first time can be a daunting task. This briefing provides newcomers to microscopy with an informative yet concise...
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Electron Probe Microanalysis - new EKB available now!

Electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) is an analytical technique widely used for determining the elemental composition of solid specimens. It can produce maps showing the distribution of elements over the surface of a specimen while also accurately measuring their concentrations. In combining two...
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Live-Cell Imaging EKB Available Now

Although prepared slides reveal many details about biological specimens, they always leave at least one question dangling: How does this look when it’s alive? A biologist wonders how the organism or molecular component behaves in a dynamic, natural context, and how it interacts with its...
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