Plant and Animal Biology

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A fully PC controlled FE SEM intended for both – for high vacuum as well as for low vacuum operations. Outstanding optical properties, flicker-free...


High resolution and large depth of focus makes SEM a great method for observing topography of biological samples, such as animal and plant fossils, bones, insects, plants and even small animals. A large variability of TESCAN SEMs can fulfill any customers’ needs regarding the sample size, high resolution imaging, selection of detectors and analytical performance. Our patented aperture-free Wide Field Optics allows scientists to easily switch between different viewing modes depending on the users task. Extra-large objects can be observed at low magnification without distortions in the Wide Field mode. In combination with a 5-axis fully motorized stage, the ideal scene composition can be easily set. Depth mode is tailored to maximize the depth of field at higher magnifications, which is ideal for imaging samples with complex topography, such as surface features on plant leaves. Resolution mode allows zoom-in onto the specific details of the samples at high magnification and resolution. The large samples that cannot be coated, such as fossils or rare samples can be observed under variable pressure conditions in the UniVac mode and the LVSTD detector.

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Mole scull observed in different modes using the Wide Field Optics.

Acarina in Depth mode.

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Characterization of nematodes

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