Application Note: Benchtop Microscopy at 20,000X – Faster Than the Speed of Light
10 September 2008

The rapidly accelerating pace of development in micro- and nanotechnologies has created growing demand for imaging capability beyond the 1000X magnification available from a typical light microscope (LM). The Phenom™ benchtop imaging system combines the power of SEM with the speed and convenience of LM, delivering crisp, clear images at magnifications up to 20,000X.

This application note explains how the Phenom departs radically from conventional SEM design in a number of fundamental aspects and presents images from 500X to 20,000X magnification.