FEI Quanta 600F Scanning Electron Microscope

The Quanta 600F is the most versatile medium-to-high resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) in the lab, using a high resolution field-emission (FEG) electron source and offering ESEM – environmental SEM - in up to 1 Torr of water vapor to prevent sample dehydration.

This instrument was purchased through the generous support from the Office of the Vice-President for Research in conjunction with USTAR, with the EBSD and complementary EDS system provided through the generous donation of George and Linda Caine.

Imaging and Analytical Modes

  • High Vacuum, high resolution
  • Low vacuum, non-conducting samples
  • Environmental, wet samples
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) using EDAX Octane Elect SDD
  • Crystal Orientation Imaging Microscopy via EBSD

Uses and Applications

  • High-resolution imaging ~20 nm resolution for conductive materials
  • Imaging of large (~6 inch in diameter) samples without sectioning
  • Elemental contrast using backscatter electron imaging
  • Imaging of non-conductive materials i.e., ceramics, polymers and biological samples, without the aid of conductive coating
  • Imaging of wet samples using environmental mode
  • Voltage contrast imaging
  • Elemental mapping and semi-quantitative compositional analysis using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Automated particle morphology and elemental analysis using EDS
  • Grain analysis (grain size, orientation and texture) using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)

On Campus Users: $42.00 Dr. Paulo Perez
Off Campus Academic Users $64.00 Lab: 801-587-3108
Industry Rate $84.00 Office: 801-581-6855
Industry Expedite Rate $252.00

Selected Publications

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Caldwell, R.; Street, M.G.; Sharma, R.; Takmakov, P.; Baker, B.; Rieth, L.
Characterization of Parylene-C Degradation Mechanisms: In Vitro Reactive Accelerated Aging Model Compared to Multiyear In Vivo Implantation
Biomaterials 2020, 232, 119731(1-17)

Kouraytem, N.; Chanut, R.A.; Watring, D.S.; Loveless, T.; Varga, J.; Spear, A.D.; Kingstedt, O.T.
Dynamic-Loading Behavior and Anisotropic Deformation of Pre- and Post-Heat-Treated IN718 Fabricated by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Addit. Manuf.  2020, 33, 101083

Sarswat, P.K.; Sarkar, S.; Murali, A.; Huang, W.; Tan, W.; Free, M.L.
Additive Manufactured New Hybrid High Entropy Alloys Derived from the AlCoFeNiSmTiVZr System
Appl. Surf. Sci.  2019, 476, 242-258

Mohammadpour, R.; Yazdimamaghani, M.; Cheney, D.L.; Jedrzkiewicz, J.; Ghandehari, H.
Subchronic Toxicity of Silica Nanoparticles as a Function of Size and Porosity
J. Control. Release 2019, 304, 216-232

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