The Hitachi S-3500N, generously donated by Hitachi and located in a recently renovated WH164, is dedicated to undergraduate research and teaching. It’s a very capable general purpose SEM with the option to operate in a low vacuum mode. In addition it has a research grade Bruker X-Flash SDD EDS detector with a Quantex Analysis system for doing elemental X-ray microanalysis and mapping.
-Tungsten electron source (0.1-30 kV)
-3 nm resolution @30kV
-4 axis motorized stage
-Variable pressure operation
-Robinson BSE detector
-Bruker X-Flash SDD EDS detector w/ Quantex software
Leslie O'Brien, SEM Manager