Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) @ Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC

Institution Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC
County Waterford
Technique Category Image Analysis / Microscopy
Technique Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Basic Capabilities

SEM images up to 30k magnifications possible


Equipment Make Hitachi
Equipment Model S-2460N


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Simple technique, good quality images

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Organic materials need to be gold coated prior to analysis to prevent charging

Other Details

Containment Should be possible to prepare sample to prevent contamination
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price €75 / sample

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Niall O'Reilly

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Internal quality management system (SOPs, logbooks)

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Supplier contacted for maintenance when necessary.



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