airSEM™ offers a paradigm shift with regards to sample preparation for electron imaging.
Beyond sidestepping almost all sample preparation, in itself rendering the airSEM™ a highly convenient electron microscope, the two major advantages offered are:
Solid state samples can be directly imaged without coating, which, in many cases, can obscure critical information.
Life Sciences: Current preparation procedures for vacuum SEM have several known drawbacks, all of which are eliminated when using the airSEM��� platform:
A comparison of sample preparation steps for tissue slices for both vacuum SEM and airSEM™ is presented:
airSEM��� surpasses the steps of fixation, dehydration, drying or coating which in many cases alter the chemistry of the sample and its structure and may introduce artifacts