Phenom Pure Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope

Phenom Pure is an economical desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) that provides high resolution imaging that is superfast and easy to use.

Phenom Pure Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope

Phenom Pure is an economical desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) that provides high resolution imaging that is superfast and easy to use.

Manufacturer Thermo Scientific
Product Series Phenom Desktop SEM
Measurement principle Electron Microscopy SEM & Elemental Mapping
Application Scanning Electron Microscopy
Sample type Materials, metals, pharmaceuticals, chemical, polymers, forensics
Optical magnification20x
SEM magnification80 - 65,000x
Sample sizeUp to 32mm

Product Overview

Phenom Pure desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)  is based on the widely recognised Phenom desktop SEM platform and is a high-performance SEM for imaging and analysis.

It is an affordable desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) designed for extreme ease of use and fast sample imaging. The proprietary venting/loading mechanism enables the highest throughput and ensures a time-to- image of less than 30 seconds. The unique optical navigation camera displays a view of the entire sample and allows the user to move to any spot on the sample with just a single click. The long-life CeB 6 electron source in combination with the four-segment Backscatter detector (BSD) yields sharp images together with chemical contrast information.

Originating from parent companies FEI and Philips, all Phenom desktop SEM systems are built to high-quality standards and offer a new approach for high-resolution imaging which is extremely fast and easy to use. The user interface supports both existing and new users to quickly become familiar with the system and get the most out of it without the need for significant set-up or training.

The Phenom SEM covers a wide range of applications which include Forensic investigation, Material characterisation, Metallurgy analysis, Process control, Pharmaceutical and Industrial research and more.

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Super fast, affordable SEM

After loading the sample an instant optical image is received followed by an electron image in

Ease of use with “never lost” sample navigation

Equipped with an optical colour microscope the user can swiftly navigate to any region of interest with just a single click and keep the image overview of the sample.

Low maintenance

The long lifetime, high brightness thermionic source (CeB 6 ) enables extremely stable operation and has a typical operational lifetime of >1500 hours, which is ideal for maximum useability, serviceability and uptime.

Intuitive software

ProSuite software includes standard applications such as auto image mapping and remote user interface. ParticleMetric, PoroMetric, FiberMetric and 3D Roughness Reconstruction are available as options.

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  • Material sciences – observe and analyse surfaces, compounds and particles Industrial manufacturing – paints & coatings, construction materials, filtration, automotive and aerospace engineering
  • Industrial manufacturing – paints & coatings, construction materials, filtration,automotive and aerospace engineering
  • Life sciences – Biomedical, food, microbiology, cell biology
  • Forensics – Crime scene investigation, gunshot residue, traffic accidents
  • Electronics – component PCBs, MEMS, Semiconductor and data storage
  • Earth Sciences –Environment, minerals, Paleontology
  • Education – inspire young students to see the world 10 times smaller than the wavelength of visible light
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Standard sample holder

Suitable for most samples up to 25mm diameter and 30mm height, mounted on standard sample pin stubs.

Charge reduction sample holder

Designed to reduce charging and eliminate extra sample preparation (coating) for non-conductive samples such as paper, organic material, glass… etc

Metallurgical sample holder

Designed to support resin-mounted samples for metallurgy or when working with inserts. Charge reduction version also available for non-conductive samples.

Micro tool and tilt-rotation sample holder

Suitable for imaging long objects such as drill bits, milling tools and needles.

Motorized tilt and rotation sample holder

Enables a unique 3D image of your sample by allowing the analysis from all visible sides.

Temperature controlled sample holder

Allows the study of vacuum sensitive and fragile samples such as biological, food or organic coatings. Temperature can be controlled from -25°C to +50°C.

X-view Insert

Provides fast, easy clamping without the need for screws and is ideal for cross sectional imaging of coatings and multilayer samples.

Micro-electronics insert

Provides a unique clamping mechanism for imaging semi conductor, microelectronics or solar cells.


Provides uniform dry powder dispersion on SEM pin stubs while protecting fragile particle structures.

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