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The basis of the work of the electron microscope

The key of an electron microscope is the use of electrons to analyze samples. The
source of the emission of electrons is the tungsten filament , which emits electrons at a
high speed.
There are two basic types of electron microscopy, the first is the transmission electron
microscope and includes the extrusion of electrons into the sample and the other type is
the scanning electron microscope, which depends on detecting the electrons scattered
from the sample to form a three-dimensional image.
The electron microscope staff has experience in the field of analyzing medical,
biological, pharmaceutical, chemical, geological, engineering, industrial and electronic
samples, semiconductors, materials, minerals, petrochemicals, plastics and polymers.

Basic applications of the electron microscope

  • Zoom in and clarity of images
  • Synthesis analysis
  • Study the surface appearance
  • Study the shape of the powder, analyze particles and find out their sizes
  • Mineral and material diagnostics
  • Classification of materials
  • An elemental analysis of known and unknown substances
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the elements



Types of materials that can be examined with an electron microscope

  • Medical and biological samples
  • Powders and dusts
  • Metals, glass and ceramics

Semiconductor materials

  • Plastics and polymers
  • Composite materials
  • Fiber


Equipment in the electron microscope laboratory


Transmission Electron Microscope Tecnai G2 Spirit BioTwin www.feicompany.com

Scanning Electron Microscope / Inspect S50 www.feicompany.com

Bruker- Energy Dispersive X-ray System

Leica EM UC6 Ultra-microtome

Sputter Coating Unit

  • Other supplement devices

      About the Electron Microscope Laboratory:


One of the objectives of the Electron Microscope Laboratory is to support graduate and undergraduate students and researchers to conduct solid research, analytical tests, and technology development in Iraq. The laboratory is located on the ground floor of the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kufa.


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