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Agar Scientific installs new scanning electron microscope, setting a new standard for quality control

publication date: Feb 23, 2015
author/source: Agar Scientific Ltd.


Cutting-edge TESCAN VEGA3 SEM provides in-house quality control testing of Agar calibration standards and microscopy consumables

A tin-on-carbon test specimenAgar Scientific, a leading supplier of microscopy equipment and consumables, has installed a brand new scanning electron microscope at its Stansted headquarters. The new SEM will allow Agar to further increase the standard of its quality control procedures, giving customers complete confidence in the products that the company supplies.
The new SEM – a TESCAN VEGA3 SBH – is already fully operational, and is being used to vet Agar’s range of gold-on-carbon and tin-on-carbon test specimens, which are vital for assessing SEM resolution. A full-time, in-house SEM operator performs thorough quality control checks to verify the particle size range present in the calibration standards manufactured by Agar, as well as checking for contaminants and physical defects.
The TESCAN VEGA3 SBH is also used to perform spot checks on the wide variety of other SEM consumables manufactured and distributed by Agar, from filaments to finder grids.
By upgrading its in-house SEM facilities to the very latest generation of technology, Agar can offer its customers the highest possible standard of service and total peace of mind.

About Agar Scientific:
A leading international supplier of laboratory materials and accessories for over 40 years, Agar Scientific specialises in consumables and equipment used in all forms of microscopy. Our aim is to meet the needs of all those working in the biological and material sciences and related fields. We provide a fast, efficient service, allowing microscopists to purchase with convenience and confidence from our extensive online catalogue of quality specialist materials and equipment.
The VEGA3 SBH was designed with respect to needs in today’s research and industry. With conventional tungsten heated cathode, designed for high-vacuum operations, this cutting-edge SEM features advantages of the latest technology, outstanding optical properties and first-class detectors.
It allows Agar to examine specimens at up to 1,000,000x magnification with superb clarity, while the VEGA3’s wide range of add-ons and accessories mean that Agar’s SEM will stay at the leading edge for years to come.

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