Particle Analysis Applications Using Desktop SEM
 
Webinar
Oct 27, 2021 - Dec 01, 2021

The Thermo Scientific Phenom ParticleX Desktop SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) is a multi-purpose desktop SEM designed for multiple applications at the microscale:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Technical cleanliness
  • Steel manufacturing QC
  • Batteries and energy storage
  • Gunshot residue analysis

A versatile solution for high-quality, in-house analysis, the Phenom ParticleX Desktop SEM gives you the ability to carry out speedy characterization, verification, and classification of materials, supporting your production with fast, accurate, and trusted data. The system is simple to operate and fast to learn, opening up particle, material, and failure analysis to a wider group of users.

Beginning October 27, 2021, we will host a six-part series of weekly webinars. In each, our expert will focus on one particular analysis application and how the Phenom ParticleX Desktop SEM overcomes some of the most common challenges.

Each webinar will be held twice:

TopicTitleSpeakerDateSession 1Session 2
Webinar 1How to certify your NCM powder quality with SEM+EDSLuigi RaspoliniOctober 27, 2021Available on-demand.
Webinar 2Electron-microscope-grade cleanliness in electronicsLuigi RaspoliniNovember 3, 2021Available on-demand.
Webinar 3Speed up your automated gunshot residue analysisRogier MiltenburgNovember 10, 2021Available on-demand.
Webinar 4Technical cleanliness analysis with an SEM: Why?Luigi RaspoliniNovember 17, 2021Available on-demand.
Webinar 5Understand your steel with automated inclusion analysis
Rogier MiltenburgNovember 24, 20219 a.m. CET8 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. EST
Webinar 6One tool for complete AM powder characterizationLuigi RaspoliniDecember 1, 20219 a.m. CET8 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. EST

Webinars are scheduled for 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A sessions.

Be sure to register for any webinars that interest you, as all webinars will be made available to you for on-demand viewing shortly after the live sessions occur. See the abstracts for individual sessions below.

Oct 27, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021

NCM powders represent about 40% of the cost of batteries raw materials, largely due to the price of cobalt. The demand for proof that such expensive powders are responding to purity criteria is growing, especially because of the fire hazard represented by conductive particles.

In this webinar we will see what kind of automated characterization is possible with an electron microscope and how these information can be used. After having attended this presentation one will learn:

  • about typical challenges encountered in NCM validation and how to overcome them
  • about how to create a SOP for SEM+EDX analysis
  • how to read the results of the analysis and apply them to improve productivity
Nov 03, 2021 - Nov 03, 2021

The complexity of PCB has reached levels where even working in high grade cleanrooms might not be sufficient to guarantee a high-quality product. Lose microparticulate can have several sources and irreversibly compromise the quality of the manufactured products. An electron microscope can tell you where they come from and in this webinar we will see how!

After having attended this presentation one will learn:

  • about typical challenges encountered in NCM validation and how to overcome them
  • about how to create a SOP for SEM+EDX analysis
  • how to read the results of the analysis and apply them to improve productivity
Nov 10, 2021 - Nov 10, 2021

The way GSR analysis is performed is changing. Where analysts would use a room-filling SEM in the past, many now chose a desktop SEM for ease of use and high performance. Join this live demo on Phenom GSR to learn about this leading technology. 

After having attended this presentation one will:

  • have learned how to automatically collect gunshot residue evidence on a desktop SEM
  • understand the importance of a high brightness electron source designed for long life and stability
  • be able to make a strong case for a dedicated desktop SEM for GSR in your laboratory
Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021

Technical cleanliness analysis on incoming supplies are become a rigid requirement from most OEM. Follow this seminar to learn how knowing the composition of the contaminants in your production environment can help you comply with the norms while improving your productivity.

After having attended this presentation one will learn:

  • about typical challenges encountered in technical cleanliness and how to overcome them
  • about how to create a SOP for SEM+EDX analysis
  • how to read the results of the analysis and apply them to improve productivity
Nov 24, 2021 - Nov 24, 2021

Inclusion analysis by SEM/EDX is on its way to become the new standard. Where metallurgists would use a room-filling SEM in the past, many now chose a desktop SEM for ease of use and high performance. Join this live demo on the ParticleX Steel to learn about this leading technology.

After having attended this presentation one will:

  • have learned how to automatically collect inclusion data on a desktop SEM
  • understand the importance of a high brightness electron source designed for long life and stability
  • be able to make a strong case in your company for a desktop SEM with automation dedicated for your application
Dec 01, 2021 - Dec 01, 2021

Characterizing a powder for additive manufacturing, be it for the incoming quality acceptance test or for recycling purposes, is a difficult multi-step process. Information about the powder granulometry and chemical composition are critical to the print quality and an electron microscope can provide you both at the same time!

After having attended this presentation one will learn:

  • about typical challenges encountered in powder qualification and how to overcome them
  • about how to create a SOP for SEM+EDX analysis
  • how to read the results of the analysis and apply them to improve productivity

Luigi Raspolini

Speaker: Luigi Raspolini
Luigi has worked with some of the largest manufacturers of Lithium batteries and NCM powders in order to have a clear and complete view of the manufacturing challenges. He learned that industrial manufacturing must comply with standards, but it still is in many aspects an artisanal process and every production facility requires refinements to their SOP. He will always help you develop yours with efficiency and a smile!

Rogier Miltenburg

Speaker: Rogier Miltenburg
Rogier is our desktop SEM applications and product specialist for metal applications.  His goal is to enable metallurgists to quickly provide accurate results on the quality of their steel by continuously improving our automated analysis. 


You can still sign up to see the webinars that have already occurred - simply register below and you will receive a link to view the on-demand version: