SHINE: Seattle’s Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education at North Seattle College

  • What is Nanotechnology?

    Nanotechnology is everywhere, but what is it?

  • SEM Evening Class

    Join us for a fun, 3-part class using our Scanning Electronic Microscope!

  • Micro Nano Tech Conference

    The 2015 MNT Conference Proceedings are published!

  • BILT Nano

    Business & Industry Leadership Team for Nanotechnicians Training

  • ASTM Standardization

    A Foundation for Nanotechnology Education!

  • Nanotechnology Video for Program Stakeholders

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A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a high power microscope which utilizes a column of electrons to image a sample.

Secondary and back-scattered electrons ejected by the sample are collected by a detector to form an image.

Many SEM's are also able to determine the composition of a sample using an x-ray detector (EDS).


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