The Thermo Scientific Phenom Pharos is a desktop SEM with an FEG source that makes crisp, high-brightness images and the benefits of an FEG source accessible to everyone. It is also easy to operate, from the initial installation to the actual usage, thanks to its intuitive and compact design.

The advanced hardware design and detectors enable a fast time to image and easy, foolproof handling.

Key Benefits

High-brightness images

The Phenom Pharos Desktop SEM is designed in such a way that the power of an FEG source, like crisp, high-brightness images, can be accessed by all. 

Optional secondary electron detector

The SED collects low-energy electrons from the top surface layer of the sample. It is therefore the perfect choice to reveal detailed sample surface information. 

High diversity in applications

You can gain more insights with the Phenom Pharos Desktop SEM within specific SEM applications by using a broad range of sample holders, such as metallurgical, temperature controlled, electrical feed-through, and many 3rd party sample holders. 


Specifications

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Light optical magnification
  • 20–134x
Electron optical magnification range
  • 200–1,000,000x
Resolution
  • 2.5 nm (SE), 4 nm (BSE) at 15 kV
  • 10 nm (SE) at 3 kV
Digital zoom
  • Max. 12x
Light optical navigation camera
  • Color
Acceleration voltages
  • Default: 5 kV, 10 kV and 15 kV
  • Advanced mode: adjustable range between 2 kV and 15 kV
Vacuum modes
  • High vacuum mode
  • Medium vacuum mode
  • Integrated charge reduction mode (low vacuum mode)
Detector
  • Back scattered electron detector (standard)
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) detetor (optional)
  • Secondary electron detector (optional)
Sample size
  • Up to 25 mm diameter (32 mm optional)
Sample height
  • Up to 35 mm (100 mm optional)
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Applications

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Process Control
 

Modern industry demands high throughput with superior quality, a balance that is maintained through robust process control. SEM and TEM tools with dedicated automation software provide rapid, multi-scale information for process monitoring and improvement.

 

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Quality Control
 

Quality control and assurance are essential in modern industry. We offer a range of EM and spectroscopy tools for multi-scale and multi-modal analysis of defects, allowing you to make reliable and informed decisions for process control and improvement.

 

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Fundamental Materials Research

Novel materials are investigated at increasingly smaller scales for maximum control of their physical and chemical properties. Electron microscopy provides researchers with key insight into a wide variety of material characteristics at the micro- to nano-scale.

 

Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy

Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) collects detailed elemental information along with electron microscopy images, providing critical compositional context for EM observations. With EDS, chemical composition can be determined from quick, holistic surface scans down to individual atoms.

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EDS Elemental Analysis

EDS provides vital compositional information to electron microscope observations. In particular, our unique Super-X and Dual-X Detector Systems add options for enhanced throughput and/or sensitivity, allowing you to optimize data acquisition to meet your research priorities.

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3D EDS Tomography

Modern materials research is increasingly reliant on nanoscale analysis in three dimensions. 3D characterization, including compositional data for full chemical and structural context, is possible with 3D EM and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

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Atomic-Scale Elemental Mapping with EDS

Atomic-resolution EDS provides unparalleled chemical context for materials analysis by differentiating the elemental identity of individual atoms. When combined with high-resolution TEM, it is possible to observe the precise organization of atoms in a sample.

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Imaging Hot Samples

Studying materials in real-world conditions often involves working at high temperatures. The behavior of materials as they recrystallize, melt, deform, or react in the presence of heat can be studied in situ with scanning electron microscopy or DualBeam tools.

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In Situ experimentation

Direct, real-time observation of microstructural changes with electron microscopy is necessary to understand the underlying principles of dynamic processes such as recrystallization, grain growth, and phase transformation during heating, cooling, and wetting.

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Multi-scale analysis

Novel materials must be analyzed at ever higher resolution while retaining the larger context of the sample. Multi-scale analysis allows for the correlation of various imaging tools and modalities such as X-ray microCT, DualBeam, Laser PFIB, SEM and TEM.

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Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy

Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) collects detailed elemental information along with electron microscopy images, providing critical compositional context for EM observations. With EDS, chemical composition can be determined from quick, holistic surface scans down to individual atoms.

Learn more ›

EDS Elemental Analysis

EDS provides vital compositional information to electron microscope observations. In particular, our unique Super-X and Dual-X Detector Systems add options for enhanced throughput and/or sensitivity, allowing you to optimize data acquisition to meet your research priorities.

Learn more ›

3D EDS Tomography

Modern materials research is increasingly reliant on nanoscale analysis in three dimensions. 3D characterization, including compositional data for full chemical and structural context, is possible with 3D EM and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

Learn more ›

Atomic-Scale Elemental Mapping with EDS

Atomic-resolution EDS provides unparalleled chemical context for materials analysis by differentiating the elemental identity of individual atoms. When combined with high-resolution TEM, it is possible to observe the precise organization of atoms in a sample.

Learn more ›

Imaging Hot Samples

Studying materials in real-world conditions often involves working at high temperatures. The behavior of materials as they recrystallize, melt, deform, or react in the presence of heat can be studied in situ with scanning electron microscopy or DualBeam tools.

Learn more ›

In Situ experimentation

Direct, real-time observation of microstructural changes with electron microscopy is necessary to understand the underlying principles of dynamic processes such as recrystallization, grain growth, and phase transformation during heating, cooling, and wetting.

Learn more ›

Multi-scale analysis

Novel materials must be analyzed at ever higher resolution while retaining the larger context of the sample. Multi-scale analysis allows for the correlation of various imaging tools and modalities such as X-ray microCT, DualBeam, Laser PFIB, SEM and TEM.

Learn more ›


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