How Electron Microscopy Works & How We Save You Time & Money
Excedr’s lease program can source all instrument types and accommodate any brand preferences your end-user might have despite the diversity in types. Request an electron microscope lease estimate today and see how leasing your next scanning electron microscope can simplify equipment procurement and budget management.
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The Advantages of Excedr’s Electron Microscope Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Microscopes are some of the most common and well-known scientific instruments around. They are used to make small objects, invisible to the human eye, easier to see.
There are several different classes of microscopes. However, the most common way to categorize these devices is based on what interacts with the sample, be it light (or photons), electrons, or a probe. These classes are referred to as optical, electron, and scanning probe microscopes, respectively.
That said, you often see microscopes categorized according to the wavelength used to magnify an image as well. Common wavelengths include visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, and electrons. For example, if a microscope uses visible light to illuminate a sample, it’s typically referred to as a light microscope. If fluorescence is used, the microscope is referred to as a fluorescence microscope.
Electron microscopes, which employ beams of electrons as the light source, often serve as an alternative to light microscopes because, compared to visible light, electrons have significantly shorter wavelengths. Around 100,000 times shorter, to be more exact.
The use of shorter wavelengths increases resolving power and magnification, allowing for extremely high resolution of objects too small to be seen by standard microscopy methods like light microscopy. For this reason, electron microscopy is a powerful tool in several fields and industries where highly detailed imaging is required to understand a biological or nonbiological sample’s ultrastructure (fine structure, especially within a cell, that cannot be seen with standard light microscopes).
Areas within the life sciences that rely on electron microscopy include structural biology, drug discovery and development, materials science, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and forensics science.
Electron Microscopy Techniques, Types, & Costs
Electron microscopes use electron-optical lens systems to obtain high-resolution images of biological and non-biological specimens. An electron gun is used to aim and release the electron beam towards the sample, which must be kept in a vacuum-sealed chamber. The beam is then controlled and focused at a specific location using electrostatic and electromagnetic lenses.
Electron microscopes suffer from poor contrast despite their numerous benefits, so staining is often used to achieve better clarity. Various electron microscope types provide different functions. They have been used to open up new fields of study in nanotechnologies and more. We’ll cover the most common types below.
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM)
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopes (ESEM)
Reflection Electron Microscope
The Development of Cryo-EM
Real-Time Transmission Electron Microscope Leases to Fit Every Need
Electron microscopes are incredibly powerful analytical tools used by those in the materials, pharmaceuticals, biotechnological, or biomedical industries for a number of reasons, most notably R&D and quality control (QC).
If you currently use or plan on using electron microscopy in your lab, and have an interest in leasing a TEM, SEM, or STEM, we can help.
Purchasing one can be financially challenging, and leasing through Excedr minimizes those challenges. Our leases are designed to erase exorbitant upfront costs, spread payments out of months (making cash flow management simple), and protect the equipment from unexpected downtime.
Whatever your leasing needs, be it an electron microscope or X-ray microscope, let us help. Additionally, we lease a wide variety of lab equipment, so if you’re interested in a mass spectrometer, bioreactor, or liquid handler, let us know.
Get in touch with us and we’ll discuss your equipment financing needs in detail. Or, if you know which electron microscope you’d like to lease, request a lease estimate today and begin the approval process.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.