A tomato, cryogenically stabilized and surface polished with Broad-Ion Beam, demonstrating that even very fine and delicate structures can be imaged using the Cryo-BIB-SEM workflow.
SEM image of a sample of Liquid-Metal-Injected carbonate reservoir rock prepared with the broad-ion-beam method. The high magnification (10000x, pixel size is 30 nm) image clearly shows that the micro-porosity has been penetrated by the injected metal, shown in white,
A saturated, cryogenically frozen and BIB-milled sample of pinus sylvestris (pine tree wood) with EDS overlay (carbon in red, oxygen identifying water in blue). In collaboration with Martin Nopens of University Hamburg.
Summary Characterization of the wide range of pore sizes present in many carbonate rock types requires the integration of optical and electron microscopy. At MaP we developed such a routine in order to capture the porosity in a representative way. At first,
MaP wishes Happy Holidays and a Prosperous new year with a funny snow ball – seen in the SEM!