Agar Scientific specialises in producing a wide range of specimens specifically for SEM test and calibration where quantification or high resolution results are required.
SEM resolution is tested in terms of a combination of criteria, namely resolved gaps and the number of grey levels in the image. This is to ensure that the resolution has not been distorted by using the contrast to maximise visibility of edges. High resolution images ideally should show fine detail together with a lack of noise, evidenced by a good range of grey levels.
For assessments of resolution in scanning electron microscopes, we have developed a range of gold on carbon and tin on carbon test specimens. These specimens are suitable for tests of SE and BSE imaging and also for chemical mapping in high resolution systems such as in Auger scanning instruments. The specimens can be supplied on most types of specimen stub.
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1000 mesh calibration grid AGS1965A single 1000 mesh 3mm diameter TEM grid for calibration. Supplied in a vial.In Stock£13.90In Stock
Fine meshThis is available in copper, nickel or gold, in 1000, 1500 and 2000 mesh (1000, 1500 or 2000 repeat distance per inch), ie. 25, 18.75 and 12.5 µm.Average lead time: 1 to 13 days
From £18.03Average lead time: 1 to 13 days
Electroformed mesh - NickelElectroformed mesh in Nickel with an approximate thickness of 5 micron. Available 5, 20, 70, 80, 100, 200, 333, 400, 500, 750, 1000, 1500 and 2000 mesh sizes.Average lead time: 6 to 69 days
From £417.26Average lead time: 6 to 69 days
Electroformed mesh - CopperElectroformed mesh in Copper with an approximate thickness of 5 micron. Available 5, 20, 70, 80, 100, 200, 333, 400, 500, 750, 1000, 1500 and 2000 mesh sizes.Average lead time: 6 to 34 days
From £926.11Average lead time: 6 to 34 days
Electroformed mesh - GoldElectroformed mesh in Gold with an approximate thickness of 5 micron. Available 5, 20, 70, 80, 100, 200, 333, 400, 500, 750, 1000, 1500 and 2000 mesh sizes.Average lead time: 6 days
POAAverage lead time: 6 days
Geller reference standard MRS-3The MRS-3 is a universal magnification calibration standard suitable for a wide range of instrumentation. Magnifications from 10X to 50,000X. 2µm minimum pitch. Traceable to national labs for ISO9000 and ISO17025.Average lead time: 1 to 29 days
POAAverage lead time: 1 to 29 days
Gold on carbon AGS1969 - high resolution test specimenHigh resolution test specimen with a particle size range from approximately 3 - 50nm.Average lead time: 1 to 27 days
From £102.28Average lead time: 1 to 27 days
Monosized microsphere size standards 1 - 1000umThese highly uniform polystyrene spheres are calibrated by NIST standardised methods which include photon correlation spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and light microscopy.Average lead time: 6 to 44 days
From £672.21Average lead time: 6 to 44 days