SEM-EDS Leaf surface image library

Published: 15 August 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/8jxkwvzr87.2
Anabel Saran


Scanning electron microscope and elemental studie of Epipremnum aureum leaves exposed to gunshot residue.


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Plant tissue was dehydrated for observation. Samples were oven dried for 7 days at 60°C. A 15 mm diameter punch was cut out from the leaves using fabricated punching tool. The samples were placed on a sample holder, in carbon conductive tape. Samples were fixed using compressed dry air to prevent unfixed small particles from flying during the vacuum and potentially damaging the equipment. Images were taken using an accelerating voltage of 10 and 15kV with Phenom™ ProX Desktop SEM, Thermofisher. EDS (energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction) detection was performed to analyze element composition.


Universiteit Hasselt


Life Sciences, Microscopy, Lab Plant


Universiteit Hasselt

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