This is vital to getting good quality information from your sample. A poorly mounted or incorrectly processed sample can lead to viewing artefacts. This section is designed to help you choose what processes may be needed to prepare your sample. Text and video help guide you through processes.
Click the linked items below to read information or watch videos about each process.
Although the information we present is fundamental, it is recommended that you consult recent published research papers in your area of research to check on current techniques being used.
Note: for samples that need coating, consider whether compositional information is required (e.g. X-ray spectroscopy techniques) and use carbon coating if this is the case.