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Presenting Functions of State-of-the-art Scanning Electronic Microscope to ISEC Students

January 13, 2020

The master student at Department for Environmental Protection and Nature Protection of ISEC NAS RA were presented with the functions of the new Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope JCM-7000 Series obtained within the frames of "Modernization of Environment Protection Studies Programmes for Armenia and Georgia" (MENVIPRO) Erasmus+ capacity building project. The features of the JCM-7000 series include 1) Simple GUI for high operability, 2) Small footprint, 3) Seamless transition from optical microscope imaging to SEM imaging with "Zeromag" function, 4) Real-time elemental analysis during image observation with "Live Analysis" function, and 5) Two-axis (X, Y) motorized stage for smooth operation.

Furthermore, the JCM-7000 comes with "Live 3D" function, which simultaneously displays a live SEM image and a reconstructed live 3D surface image. This new capability also enables you to acquire topographic and depth information from the specimen, together with SEM image information from the specimen surface. Then the possibilities of conducting research part of Master theses with the incorporation of SEM functions were discussed at the Department.