Scanning Electron Microscopy

For many years I have been waiting to share my wonderment at the microscopic world that exists around us and even in us, this website is my chance to show everyone this microcosmos.

For anyone involved in microscopy the SEM is the ultimate boy’s toy. Costing between £100,000 and £500,000, there are only a handful of people around the world who have access to this for fun. To be able to use this equipment is a dream come true.

The SEM picks up basically where the normal light microscope finishes. And it takes it so much further by magnifying the specimen by up to a million times. Also different to a regular microscope is the fact the SEM builds a 3D image using electrons giving you a unique view.

Thanks to all who have helped me over the years but special thanks to David McCarthy and Rose Taylor without whom this website would not exist.