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Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope | SU3500 Premium VP-SEM

Innovative electron source and detectors give superior imaging and analytical performance. Hex bias technology delivers high brightness at low accelerating voltages and the ultra variable-pressure detector is optimized for imaging surface at any pressure. The SU3500 is sure to be the workhorse in any laboratory.


The SU3500 Scanning Electron Microscope features innovative electron optics and signal detection systems affording unparalleled imaging and analytical performance. Designed with intuitive logic, the new user-friendly GUI provides comprehensive image observation and display functions. Engineered for a wide range of applications, including biological specimens and advanced materials, the SU3500 is sure to be the workhorse microscope in any laboratory.

  • Unparalleled Image Quality—All new electron optics design with best-in-class image sharpness
  • Intuitive Operation—Wide-screen GUI and fast auto image optimization functions (7 seconds) via "delegation" technology
  • Ultra Variable-Pressure Detector—Image surface information at low vacuum and low accelerating voltages
  • Stereoscopic Image Function—Point and click for seamless, real-time "3D" image observation

The electron optics design yields unmatched imaging performance achieving high resolution at low accelerating voltage.

Accelerating Voltage: 3kV, Secondary Electron (SE)
Image | Magnification: x40,000, Resolution:7nm

Accelerating Voltage: 5kV, Backscattered Electron
(BSE) Image | Magnification: x30,000,

Unique live signals can be mixed and displayed as a combined live image.


SU3500 Key Product Features:

  • Fast Auto Imaging— "Best-in-class" Auto Start Functions (Focus, Brightness, Contrast, and Stigmation) for unmatched ease of operation and efficiency.
  • Low kV and Low Vacuum Performance—Hitachi "Hex-Bias" probe current optimization combined with the all new Ultra Variable-Pressure (UVD) detector offer superior imaging and surface information at low accelerating voltages and low vacuum.

Sample: Vinca (Periwinkle)
Vacc: 3.0kV Mag: 190x
Pressure: 60Pa
Signal: UVD

Sample: Plum Flower Pollen
Vacc: 1.5kV Mag: 350x
Pressure: 20Pa
Signal: UVD

  • Live Stereoscopic Imaging—Advanced tilted-beam-scan technology enable Point and click, real-time "3D" image observation. (show 3D pictures from flyer)

Sample: Crustacea
Vacc: 15kV Mag: 100x
Signal: BSE

Sample: Brass Fracture
Vacc: 15kV Mag: 5000x
Signal: SE