It is a good time to be in the market for a scanning electron microscope (SEM): new products and new accessories are launched every year and there are many levels of performance to choose from. But where to start?

For researchers in academia or industrial R&D, it is important to match the SEM capabilities to the needs of the lab and its users. This webinar explains how different applications translate to requirements for different features and specifications on the SEM. We’ll then show how these features are represented on the line-up of full-size Thermo Scientific SEMs.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How different samples and applications require different resolution performance
  • What performance you can expect from a tungsten / FEG / in-lens FEG / UC FEG
  • How to deal with different types of samples: insulators, nanomaterials, sensitive materials, etc.
  • How those samples are characterized in their natural state without the need for sample preparation
  • Which types of information the SEM can give (hint: it’s a lot)
  • How software features boost the productivity and ease-of-use of an SEM

Speaker biography


Daniel Phifer
Product Marketing Engineer, SEM/DualBeam, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Daniel Phifer is a Product Marketing Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Daniel provides technical support on SEM, ESEM and DualBeam configurations and techniques for materials science. In his almost 20 years at Thermo Fisher Scientific, he has worked in several positions, gaining insight on materials, from metals, minerals, semiconductor devices, forensics, polymers and composites that are either conductive or non-conductive, beam sensitive and sometimes reactive.

Before Thermo Fisher Scientific, Daniel worked for approximately 10 years at the Oak Ridge National Lab complex near Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, where he worked directly with top materials scientists, including David Joy, Larry Allard and Karen Moore. At the Oak Ridge sites, he worked on diverse topics such as soil and air environmental assessment, storage and disposal for nuclear material, and dynamic (heating/cooling/tensile) applications in the early days of Environmental SEM. Daniel has an MS from the University of Tennessee and a BA from Auburn University.

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