Axia ChemiSEM

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has undergone remarkable advances, still, it can be seen as a complicated technique by new users. Alignments, sample preparation, cost of ownership and challenges in analytical methods restrict extensive adoption of this technique.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to solving these challenges to form an ideally accessible SEM without compromising on flexibility. The company aims to transform microscopy into an easy and enjoyable experience, which prevents the user from struggling with the microscope to obtain quality information.

Thermo Scientific Axia ChemiSEM™ Scanning Electron Microscope is a system that enables the SEM-EDS data to be easily obtained. With this system, the EDS is no more just an afterthought, as the chemical data and imaging have been integrated.

In contrast to conventional SEMs, the Axia ChemiSEM always gathers EDS data in the background. Using exclusive algorithms to process the EDS and SEM signals at the same time, the instrument enables the morphology and quantitative elemental composition of a sample to be displayed together, in real-time.

The Axia ChemiSEM constantly processes EDS data in the background, thus delivering live updates on elemental data as soon as it is received. The instrument enables elements found in a sample to be toggled on and off. This allows users to isolate areas of interest.

The Axia ChemiSEM offers exceptional user experience improved by automation, including live quantitative EDS mapping, SmartAlign technology for alignment-free operation and newly developed automatic functions.

The always-on processing renders analysis twice as fast as conventional methods. The Axia ChemiSEM Scanning Electron Microscope makes SEM/EDS analysis within reach of a wider scientific audience, speeds up your workflow and saves time on training.

Key Features

Live Quantitative Elemental Mapping

The system enables updating analytical workflow with completely integrated, cutting-edge Thermo Scientific ChemiSEM technology that offers characterization in half the time.

Easy to Get Started

Combined user guidance, alignment-free operation and live real-time compositional imaging are integrated with this system to enable the user to concentrate on data collection.

Flexible Sample Loading

The flexible level hosts samples up to 10 kg with x-y movement. The door opens completely for easy loading of large, awkward samples and simultaneously retaining a very quick pump downtime.

Excellent Imaging Performance

The system is capable of easily handling a wide range of applications, including insulation of samples with Low Vac operation and advanced beam scanning to guarantee high-fidelity imaging.

Diverse Application Software

The instrument can handle advanced applications using advanced system automation options, such as the Thermo Scientific Maps™ Software, and tailor workflow development with Thermo Scientific AutoScript™ Software.

Easy Maintenance

The system facilitates easy source exchange that can be executed by any user. Meanwhile, the straightforward design translates to increased uptime and rapid service when attention is required.

Specifications

Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Electron Microscopy Solutions

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Standard
  • Motorized retractable backscatter detector
  • TrueSight EDS detector
  • Nav-Cam Camera—color optical camera for sample navigation
  • Manual User Interface
  • IR chamber camera
  • Maps Software for tiling and stitching
Electron beam resolution
  • 3.0 nm @ 30 kV (SE)
  • 3.0 nm @ 30 kV (SE) (low vacuum)
  • 8.0 nm @ 3 kV (SE)
  • 7.0 nm @ 3 kV (BD mode* + BSE)
Chamber
  • Inner width: 280 mm
  • Ports: an Axia ChemiSEM Scanning Electron Microscope configured with BSED and EDS offers 5 available ports
Stage
  • XY: 120x120 mm
  • Tilt: -15 to +90 degrees
  • Rotation: n x 360°
  • With ZTR axes removed:
    • Max. sample height: 128 mm
    • Max. sample weight: 10 kg
Common options
  • Beam Deceleration mode
  • CleanHeater stage (up to 1,100 °C)
  • Photon cathodoluminescence detector
  • AutoScript 4 Software—Python-based application programming interface
  • Thermo Scientific TopoMaps Software for image colorization, image analysis, and 3D surface reconstruction

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