The value of equipment and electron microscopy in conducting research
Humanity has developed greatly all thanks to the discoveries that has been made in the past years. Innovations in various fields of science paved so many pathways which led to our progress. Whether it is in the field of chemistry, biology, or physics, all the scientific knowledge which have been gathered by people who have spent years exerting not just effort, but also time and money, are now being used in different kinds of industries from car manufacturing to pharmaceutics. Of course, all these scientific information that we have nowadays are all thanks to the valuable information that people gather when they conduct researches. And these research studies cannot be conducted without the aid of advanced equipment. One of these equipment would be the electron microscope, an advanced version of the simple microscope. This scientific instrument examines objects using electrons. An electron microscope has a higher magnification, typically capable of seeing things that are a thousand times smaller compared to an optical microscope. But unlike an ordinary microscope, electron microscopy comes with a large piece of equipment. Moreover, a trained personnel is needed in order to operate the machine. Among the many different kinds of electron microscope is the Scanning Electron Microscope, also known as SEM. However, not all specimens are suitable to be put under the lens of electron microscope. Some specimens are non-conducting or poorly conducting, thus they make unsuitable samples to be inspected using the electron microscope. Fortunately there is a proper solution to this. A sample only has to undergo sputter coating in order for it to be viewable under an electron microscope. Sputter coaters are relevant in conducting research using electron microscope. Sputter coaters serve as sample coating for specimen which were non-conductive or poorly conductive. It is the best method when you are inspecting specimen under a scanning electron microscope. Equipment is important when it comes to conducting studies.