Users are asked to schedule a 1.5-2 hour followup session to independently practice SEM operation and imaging. Instruction on loading and unloading samples will be covered during this session. Users may bring their own samples to this session or practice samples can be provided.
Upon successful completion of a third session with the microscope, typically imaging their own samples, users will be authorized and able to use the 1530 SEM without immediate supervision.
Training on the 1540XB FIB/SEM can begin once 1530 training is complete.