Tescan Vega SEM

The Tescan Vega 3 is a fully PC controlled SEM with conventional tungsten heated cathode intended both for high vacuum as well as for low vacuum operations. Outstanding optical properties, flicker-free digital image with super clarity, sophisticated user-friendly software for microscope control and image capturing using Windows™ platform, standard formats of stored images, easy image management, processing and measurements, and many other automated operations are among the characteristic features of the equipment.

  • Large analytical chamber with a fully 5-axis motorized stage
  • Full operating vacuum can be reached within a few minutes
  • Investigation of non-conductive samples is possible in the variable pressure mode
  • An Oxford EDS detector allows the characterization of elements in a sample

 

For imaging service and training in the use for this instrument, please contact Dr. Michael Pendleton (mikep@tamu.edu; 979-845-1182).

of a cross-section of a sorghum seed without fixation, dehydration, or coating

Image of a cross-section of a sorghum seed without fixation, dehydration, or coating in backscatter mode at 60 pa vacuum
obtained with the Vega 3.  Pericarp at top of image.