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Scanning Electron Microscopy

Today, an individual would be hard-pressed to find any science field that does not employ methods and instruments based on the use of fine focused electron and ion beams. Well instrumented and supplemented with advanced methods and techniques, SEMs provide possibilities not only of surface imaging but quantitative measurement of object topologies, local electrophysical characteristics of semiconductor structures and performing elemental analysis. Moreover, a fine focused e-beam is widely used for the creation of micro and nanostructures. The book’s approach covers both theoretical and practical issues related to scanning electron microscopy. The book has 41 chapters, divided into six sections: Instrumentation, Methodology, Biology, Medicine, Material Science, Nanostructured Materials for Electronic Industry, Thin Films, Membranes, Ceramic, Geoscience, and Mineralogy. Each chapter, written by different authors, is a complete work which presupposes that readers have some background knowledge on the subject.

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Scanning Electron MicroscopyEdited by Viacheslav Kazmiruk

Published: March 9th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1973

ISBN: 978-953-51-0092-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4329-1

Copyright year: 2012

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206316 Total Chapter Downloads

138 Crossref Citations

240 Web of Science Citations

311 Dimensions Citations


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1. Gaseous Scanning Electron Microscope (GSEM): Applications and Improvement

By Lahcen Khouchaf


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2. Interactions, Imaging and Spectra in SEM

By Rahul Mehta


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3. In Situ Experiments in the Scanning Electron Microscope Chamber

By Renaud Podor, Johann Ravaux and Henri-Pierre Brau


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4. Some Applications of Electron Back Scattering Diffraction (EBSD) in Materials Research

By Zhongwei Chen, Yanqing Yang and Huisheng Jiao


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5. Dopant Driven Electron Beam Lithography

By Timothy E. Kidd


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6. Palmtop EPMA

By Jun Kawai, Yasukazu Nakaye and Susumu Imashuku


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7. Adhesive Properties

By Anna Rudawska


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8. Contribution of Scanning Electron Microscope to the Study of Morphology, Biology, Reproduction, and Phylogeny of the Family Syllidae (Polychaeta)

By Guillermo San Martín and María Teresa Aguado


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9. Diversity of Lips and Associated Structures in Fishes by SEM

By Pinky Tripathi and Ajay Kumar Mittal


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10. Effects of Er:YAG Laser Irradiation on Dental Hard Tissues and All-Ceramic Materials: SEM Evaluation

By Bülent Gökçe


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11. The Application of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to Study the Microstructure Changes in the Field of Agricultural Products Drying

By Hong-Wei Xiao and Zhen-Jiang Gao


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12. Scanning Electron Microscopy Imaging of Bacteria Based on Nucleic Acid Sequences

By Takehiko Kenzaka and Katsuji Tani


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13. Ionizing Radiation Effect on Morphology of PLLA: PCL Blends and on Their Composite with Coconut Fiber

By Yasko Kodama and Claudia Giovedi


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14. Study of Helminth Parasites of Amphibians by Scanning Electron Microscopy

By Cynthya Elizabeth González, Monika Inés Hamann and Cristina Salgad


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15. Pathogenic Attributes of Non-Candida albicans Candida Species Revealed by SEM

By Márcia Cristina Furlaneto, Célia Guadalupe Tardeli de Jesus Andrade, Luciana Furlaneto-Maia, Emanuele Júlio Galvão de França and Alane Tatiana Pereira Moralez


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16. Multimodal Microscopy for Ore Characterization

By Otávio da Fonseca Martins Gomes and Sidnei Paciornik


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17. SEM Analysis of Precipitation Process in Alloys

By Maribel L. Saucedo-Muñoz, Victor M. Lopez-Hirata and Hector J. Dorantes-Rosale


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18. Cutting Mechanism of Sulfurized Free-Machining Steel

By Junsuke Fujiwara


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19. Catalyst Characterization with FESEM/EDX by the Example of Silver-Catalyzed Epoxidation of 1,3-Butadiene

By Thomas N. Otto, Wilhelm Habicht, Eckhard Dinjus and Michael Zimmerman


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20. Fractal Analysis of Micro Self-Sharpening Phenomenon in Grinding with Cubic Boron Nitride (cBN) Wheels

By Yoshio Ichida


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21. Evolution of Phases in a Recycled Al-Si Cast Alloy During Solution Treatment

By Eva Tillová, Mária Chalupová and Lenka Hurtalová


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22. Strength and Microstructure of Cement Stabilized Clay

By Suksun Horpibulsuk


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23. FE-SEM Characterization of Some Nanomaterial

By A. Alyamani and O. M. Lemine


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24. A Study of the Porosity of Activated Carbons Using the Scanning Electron Microscope

By Osei-Wusu Achaw


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25. Study of Structure and Failure Mechanisms in ACA Interconnections Using SEM

By Laura Frisk


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26. Exploring the Superconductors with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

By Shiva Kumar Singh, Devina Sharma, M. Husain, H. Kishan, Ranjan Kumar and V.P.S. Awana


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27. Morphological and Photovoltaic Studies of TiO2 NTs for High Efficiency Solar Cells

By Mukul Dubey and Hongshan He


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28. Synthesis and Characterisation of Silica/Polyamide-Imide Composite Film for Enamel Wire

By Xiaokun Ma and Sun-Jae Kim


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29. Scanning Electron Microscope for Characterising of Micro- and Nanostructured Titanium Surfaces

By Areeya Aeimbhu


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30. Application of Scanning Electron Microscopy for the Morphological Study of Biofilm in Medical Devices

By R. M. Abd El-Baky


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31. Interrelated Analysis of Performance and Fouling Behaviors in Forward Osmosis by Ex-Situ Membrane Characterizations

By Coskun Aydiner, Semra Topcu, Caner Tortop, Ferihan Kuvvet, Didem Ekinci, Nadir Dizge and Bulent Keskinler


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32. Biodegradation of Pre-Aged Modified Polyethylene Films

By Bożena Nowak, Jolanta Pająk and Jagna Karcz


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33. Surface Analysis Studies on Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Using Scanning Electron Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope

By M. Ulaganathan, R. Nithya and S. Rajendran


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34. Characterization of Ceramic Materials Synthesized by Mechanosynthesis for Energy Applications

By Claudia A. Cortés-Escobedo, Félix Sánchez-De Jesús, Gabriel Torres-Villaseñor, Juan Muñoz-Saldaña and Ana M. Bolarín-Miró


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35. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Environmental SEM: Suitable Tools for Study of Adhesion Stage and Biofilm Formation

By Soumya El Abed, Saad Koraichi Ibnsouda, Hassan Latrache and Fatima Hamadi


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36. Scanning Electron Microscopy Study of Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Nanocomposites

By Mohammad Kamal Hossain


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37. Preparation and Characterization of Dielectric Thin Films by RF Magnetron-Sputtering with (Ba0.3Sr0.7)(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 Ceramic Target

By Feng Shi


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38. Microstructural and Mineralogical Characterization of Clay Stabilized Using Calcium-Based Stabilizers

By Pranshoo Solanki and Musharraf Zaman


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39. The Use of ESEM in Geobiology

By Magnus Ivarsson and Sara Holmström


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40. How Log Interpreter Uses SEM Data for Clay Volume Calculation

By Mohammadhossein Mohammadlou and Mai Britt Mørk


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