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Depth of field
The vertical distance above and below a point on a sample that is being focussed that will also be in focus in an image.


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Background information - What is scanning electron microscopy?
The best resolution possible in a LM is about 200 nm whereas a typical SEM has a resolution of better than 10 nm (typically 5 nm). depth of field i. 
Electromagnetic lenses, apertures and beam size
During an alignment procedure to produce a good image, the aperture needs to be checked that it is centred around the beam axis. 
Risk assessment example: transport and analysis of a SEM sample
 
Role of sample height
In many SEMs an external working distance (Z) control is used to either raise or lower the specimen. 
Sample preparation
 
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What is an SEM (Parts of the machine)?