|So now that we know a little background, let's see how to image a sample with
the low vacuum SEM.
Before imaging can take place, the SEM needs to be "warmed up" for at least an hour to give the vacuum pumps a chance to heat up and evacuate the column.
|When the column is under vacuum, the front panel on the specimen chamber door has the EVAC button lit up.|
| Since the SEM is under vacuum, the column has
to be vented first before the specimen chamber door
can be opened.
|This is done by pressing the VENT button of the chamber door.|
|The previous sample is then removed.|
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