FESEM [7610FPLUS, Jeol, Japan]

Features: Schottky field emission; Resolution: 1nm @ 15kV, 1.3nm @ 1kV, 1.1nm @ 1kV in GB mode

Located at: CRF Annexe - G05
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Facilities: SEM, EDS, STEM, BSD, Heating stage (upto 600°C), Micro-Tensile (upto 1kN)

Applications of Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEGSEM)

Imaging –Grains, grain boundaries, their distribution in metals and alloys

Dendrites, dendrite arms, their placings, coring in castings

Study of inclusions, slags, oxides, second phase investigations in metals and alloys

Indications of deformations in deformed materials (rolling, forging, extrusions)

Study of fractured surfaces (in failure analysis, forensic investigations)

Study of composites (reinforcement distribution, interface reactions, etc.)

Study of nanomaterials, biomaterials, energy materials, water purification media

Study of ores and minerals, concrete materials (concrete mixes, cements, reinforcement steels), etc.

Study of tribological systems (wear, erosion, abrasion)

Composition mapping (point, line and area) using EDS

Cored structures in nanomaterials

Remaining life estimation of expensive and high risk structures

Study of functional materials (nanoparticles, nanofibers, films, reflective and magnetic coatings, etc.)

Kindly Note: Samples should be kept by user atleast 1 day prior to the slot date for desiccation


General Guidelines for FESEM Users

For the safety and longevity of FESEM at CRF, the following guideline are framed and users are expected to adhere to the same.
The samples will be rejected if the below instructions are not followed by the users.

The protocols to be followed are:
Preparation of any kind of sample is entirely the reposibility of users.

1. The samples should not should contain any acrylic/epoxy material.

2. Samples must be dry, free of moisture, free of oil and grease; Samples must be dessicated.

3. For Powder samples min. quantity 5mg, All analysis on non-mettalic and magnetic powder samples will be carried out below 3kV.

4. For solid (non-Degassing), size should be ≤ 2cm dimension per sample, height < 1cm. if possible clean the sample with ethanol to remove oil and dust.

5. Since the current model of FESEM is not suitable cold mould sample & for measuring biological samples (tissues, cells, etc). The CRF will not accept such samples.

6. Samples should not have any degassing species.

Testing charges.

Details Charge Basis NITK Academia / R&D (Externals) Industry
Only Imaging or Only EDS [max. 20 mins] Per Sample Rs. 500/- Rs. 900/- Rs. 1800/-
Images + EDS [max. 30 mins] (10 images + 2 regions) Per Sample Rs. 750/- Rs. 1200/- Rs. 2500/-
EDS Mapping or Line Scan (Per Scan) Per Sample Rs. 600/- Rs. 1100/- Rs. 2000/-
Images + Mapping or Line Scan (10 images + per scan) Per Sample Rs. 850/- Rs. 1400/- Rs. 2800/-
Images + EDS + Mapping or Line Scan Per Sample Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1600/- Rs. 3200/-
Images + EDS + Mapping + Line Scan Per Sample Rs. 1150/- Rs. 1800/- Rs. 3800/-

*GST(18%) extra. Above charges are for providing raw data.

For further Query Contact:

Mr. Sanath S (Technical Staff, CRF ), Email: office.crf@nitk.edu.in

Dr. Rizwanur Rahman (FESEM-Jeol Faculty in-charge), Email: rizwan@nitk.edu.in