April 9, 2013. I’ve been asked a few times recently why the settings, including kV, condenser lens, detector choice, extraction & emission current, etc., change from one session to another. The FESEM is a flexible instrument that is suitable for examination of varied samples. As such, it is unlikely that 2 users would use identical settings. However, all is not lost – it is quite easy to ensure that you use the same settings between sessions through the .txt file created when any image is saved to disc (attached). We always mention in our training how to use this file but, we cover a lot of material in a short time and it might not seem important. Please let me know if you have any questions about this file or how to use it.
Sample session text settings: