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Scanning electron microscope

The scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a type of electron microscope capable of producing high resolution images of a sample surface.

Due to the manner in which the image is created, SEM images have a characteristic three-dimensional appearance and are useful for judging the surface structure of the sample.

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