What would you view

with an electron microscope?

August 2020

Have a great idea for research which requires microscopic investigations? 2021 might be your year.


We are working with the Natural History Museum, the Royal Microscopical Society and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Kent to  offer a portable scanning electron microscope (SEM) to 5 UK schools with bright ideas for innovative research. This could be for a small group of students or an individual who needs a SEM for their project, perhaps even as part of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).


If you’re interested, contact us with your research plans. The schools with the top ideas will be awarded the instruments on loan for one full year, starting January 2021. Deadline for notification of interest is the 30th of November.


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Find the following inspiration and support from our partners. Need more? Hitachi’s twitter feed is overflowing with microscope images and insight #Hitachi_STEM.

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A history of the microscope

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Intro document:
Hatachi High-Tech: Let’s Familiarize ourselves with the SEM