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Electron Microscopy Services
your scanning electron microscope supplier

Sale and maintenance of reconditioned Thermofisher electron microscopes for research and characterisation of advanced materials.
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Microscope électronique à balayage

Companies and laboratories such as Bosch, ST Microelectronics, XFAB, CNRS, Oxford and TUM place their trust in EMS.

You are open to an alternative to OEM with a human relationship, warm, responsive, flexible, concerned with a job well done and aware of the importance of controlling your expenses.

EMS is not an agent or distributor because we guarantee the installation and performance of your equipment over time.

It is impossible for us to sell or maintain equipment that would cost us and you time and money.

EMS would be the first to suffer from non-performing equipment and services!

Equipment for sale

Quanta 3D FEG

Sirion XL30

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our offers

EMS offers tailor-made solutions to suit your needs and budget constraints. Thermofisher reconditioned or second-hand equipment sold “as is”.

Sales of EDS accessories, EBSD, Omniprobe Nanomanipulator, Metallizers, etc. A la carte services, from all-inclusive annual maintenance contracts to on-demand service anywhere in Europe and training on your equipment.


Sale of second-hand microscopes. SEM, FIB, DualBeam from Thermofisher


Annual contract, with or without parts, unlimited or unlimited interventions depending on needs.
Interventions on request, remote assistance.


Tailor-made training on maintaining your equipment or getting new users up and running

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We answer your questions

Unlike optical microscopes, which use visible light to magnify objects, the scanning electron microscope uses a finely focused beam of electrons to probe the surface of a sample. Here are the key elements that make this possible:

● Electric electron gun: Generates and accelerates electrons towards the sample at voltages ranging from a few thousand to several hundred thousand volts.

● Electromagnetic lens system: Focuses the electron beam at a very fine point, which interacts with the surface of the sample under examination.

● Scanning system: moves the electron beam rapidly and in a controlled manner over the sample surface, scanning its various points.

● Detector: captures the signals produced by the interaction between the electron beam and the sample, and transforms them into a high-resolution visible image.

When the electron beam is focused on a point on the sample, it interacts with the atoms in the material to generate different types of signals. These interactions can provide a wide range of information about the topography, chemical composition and crystalline structure of the material under study

Thanks to its unique ability to explore the minutest details of matter, scanning electron microscopy has applications in a wide range of scientific and industrial disciplines. Here are just a few examples of sectors where this technique is widely used:

Life sciences

● Biomedicine: SEM enables the study of cells, tissues and biologically compatible materials at nanometric scales, revealing details inaccessible to conventional optical microscopy techniques.
● Botany: SEM techniques provide a highly accurate view of plant morphology and anatomy, facilitating identification and classification.
Microbiology: SEM is a key tool for studying the morphology of micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, and their interactions with their environment or with other organisms.

Earth Sciences

Geology: Scanning electron microscopy enables us to examine the chemical composition and crystalline structure of minerals, as well as the texture and porosity of various types of rock.
Oceanography: SEM can be used to study plankton and other marine micro-organisms, as well as to analyze particles from ocean sediments.
● Paleontology: This technique can reveal valuable information about the morphology and preservation of fossils, including fine details of the surface of fossilized shells and bones.


● Materials: SEM is used to analyze or characterize the composition, microstructure and defects of a wide
● Range of materials, from metals and ceramics to polymers and composites.
● Electronics: In semiconductor and integrated circuit manufacturing, scanning electron microscopy is used to inspect miniaturized electronic chips and detect any defects that might affect their operation.SEM is often used in combination with an ion beam, known as a FIB (Focused Ion Beam). The FIB is widely used for materials characterization, defect analysis, quality control, circuit editing and reverse engineering.
● Quality control: SEM is used to assess the quality of manufactured products by detecting surface anomalies such as cracks, pitting and inclusions. It is often used in industry to check the physical and mechanical properties of manufactured products. The SEM is therefore used in conjunction with various EDS or EBSD microanalysis systems.

Scanning electron microscopes are expensive pieces of equipment, and their purchase can represent a significant expense for laboratories and companies. However, there is an economically attractive alternative: purchasing a reconditioned electron microscope.
A refurbished electron microscope is a device that has been refurbished by specialists like EMS Microscopy, to guarantee its proper operation and reliability. Here are some of the main benefits associated with this option:

● Savings: Refurbished electron microscopes are generally much less expensive than new models, enabling substantial savings.

● Sustainability: Opting for a refurbished electron microscope helps to reduce the ecological footprint by limiting electronic waste and extending the life of existing equipment.

● Quality: Remanufactured electron microscopes undergo rigorous testing and quality control to ensure they are in perfect working order and meet the OEM manufacturer’s specifications.

● Warranty: Many suppliers of refurbished electron microscopes offer a warranty on their equipment, ensuring peace of mind as to the quality and reliability of the equipment purchased.

Scanning electron microscopy is a powerful and versatile technique for studying matter at nanometric scales. Its many applications cover a wide range of scientific and industrial fields, and the choice of a reconditioned electron microscope can be an economically attractive option for laboratories and companies wishing to benefit from this technology without sacrificing quality and performance.



What is EBSD analysis?

What is EBSD analysis? EBSD (Electron Backscatter Diffraction) analysis is a technique for the microstructural characterisation of crystalline materials based on the interaction of electrons

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