Thermionic Variable Pressure SEMs: The SU3800 and SU3900

Hitachi’s SU3800 and SU3900 are strong and versatile thermionic emitter variable pressure SEMs. Thanks to the extra-large chamber and stage of the SU3900, it is ideally suited for the study of large, heavy, or multiple specimens.

Imaging performance

  • Superior low voltage performance to unravel more fine structure
  • Wet or hydrated samples can be imaged with cold stage or Hitachi’s patented ionic liquid
  • Quick and sensitive detectors easily offer morphology, surface detail, crystallography, and composition

High-performance microanalysis

  • Users can choose between completely integrated EDS from Oxford Instruments or a flexible choice of EDS, EBSD, or WDS from any manufacturer
  • Several ports are provided for analytical detectors, single or multiple EBSD, EDS, CL, or WDS

Easily handle and navigate any sample

  • Users can load samples measuring up to 300 mm in diameter and 130 mm in height with all five axes functional
  • Dynamic experiments can be performed in-situ with heating, cooling, tensile, or probing sub-stages
  • Thanks to the simple and safe navigation on the sample with the help of the color navigation camera, users never get lost

Advanced automation

  • Investigate extensive areas with image stitching
  • EM-Macro scripting or recording interface enables automation of complex or repetitive procedures
  • Automated particle analysis for fibers, inclusions, asbestos, technical cleanliness, etc.

Future proof

  • 3D surface metrology with angle/depth/roughness measurement
  • Built-in cathodoluminescence (CL) for more information from pharmaceuticals, photonics, or minerals
(1) Pollen, low-vacuum SE, 1.5 kV; (2) Metal cross-section, BSE, 3 kV; (3) Copper minerals, low-vacuum, 5 kV.

(1) Pollen, low-vacuum SE, 1.5 kV; (2) Metal cross-section, BSE, 3 kV; (3) Copper minerals, low-vacuum, 5 kV. Image Credit: Hitachi High-Technologies Europe