Excursion Phenomworld

Last week a group of Master Students traveled to Eindhoven to visit Phenomworld. Phenomworld has separated from a major Electron Microscope Builder, FEI, a few years ago. Phenomworld makes desktop Scanning Electron Microscopes. A desktop SEM is about as big as an old school computer, but weights between 60 and 80 kilos. The resolution can be up to 8 nm in ideal circumstances. Normally, SEMs take up almost an entire room.

Desktop SEMs have different applications, like looking at gun shot residues, but also many applications in the Life Science Field.

If you want to use a desktop SEM yourself, you can always go to the children’s museum NEMO.