Microscopy Evaluations


Microstructural features such as grain boundaries, grain size, different phases, or carbides all can affect the performance of metal alloys.  Accurate assessment of these features is an essential part of metallography or fractography analysis.  NSL provides metallurgical evaluations, SEM analysis testing services, & microstructure analysis.

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Scanning Electron Microscopy Analysis

Scanning Electron Microscopy Testing Lab

SEM Analysis

NSL Analytical’s state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscopy Lab provides high magnification-high resolution imaging of samples at magnifications from 15-50,000X. Our large sample chamber can accommodate samples up to approximately six inches in length by three inches wide. Remotely access material evaluations in real-time from your computer to watch, assist, or even drive the SEM. With this exciting technology, you can feel like you are in our lab during SEM analysis, from the comfort of your own office.

SEM Testing Lab

An Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS) system attached to the SEM allows NSL Analytical to provide semi-quantitative microanalysis of discrete areas on a sample. Our microscopy capabilities include:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) evaluations at 15-50,000x magnification
  • SEM equipped with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) detector capable of semi-quantitative micro-chemical analysis and Rutherford Backscattering capabilities
  • Remote SEM evaluations available