Scanning Electron Microscope for 2D Materials
- 2D Material Testing Services
- Scanning Electron Microscope for 2D Materials
The exceptional mechanical, thermal, and electrical capabilities of two-dimensional (2D) materials have drawn a lot of attention. In the recent decade, materials like graphene and transition metal disulfides have been some of the most intensely explored. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has evolved into a versatile instrument for analyzing a wide range of materials. Alfa Chemistry provides SEM testing services to assess the surface topography of 2D materials, which is vital for understanding 2D material properties because of their adaptability and extremely high spatial resolution. Please contact us right away so that we can help you with your tests!
SEM generates images by detecting reflected or knocked-out electrons, which provides information on the surface and composition of a 2D material sample. An electron source, a set of electromagnetic and electrostatic lenses for controlling the form and course of the electron beam, and an electron aperture are the key components. The SEM uses a specific set of coils to scan the beam and collect the scattered electrons in a raster-like manner.
SEM is a non-contact, primarily non-destructive, and relatively more convenient and efficient tool for rapid imaging and is therefore attractive for characterizing 2D materials at the micron and nanoscale, including wrinkles, fold lines, and grain shapes, especially for CVD-grown graphene.
Fig 1. SEM images of graphene grown over the Cu substrate: (a) -SE1 image, (b) -BSE image; cracks and folds in graphene sheet marked with red and yellow arrows, respectively. (Jóźwik I, et al. 2016)
SEM provides a 3D image of the sample surface. SEM should be chosen if the customer wants to obtain information about the surface of a 2D material sample, such as roughness or contamination detection.SEM samples require little or no effort during sample preparation and can be imaged directly by mounting them on an aluminum column.
|Testing Services||Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)|
|Test Content||EDS, Mapping, EBSD, Mapping, Gold Plating|
|Sample Type||Powder / Film / Bulk / Liquid|
|Instrument Model||Hitachi SU8010 High Resolution Field Emission SEM, ZEISS MERLIN Compact Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM)|
|Lead Time||2~3 Weeks|
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