NEW: Thermo Scientific Phenom Desktop SEM

We’re proud to announce that BlueScientific is now the official distributor of the Phenom range of entry-level SEM instruments from Thermo Scientific in the UK and Ireland.

Together with the Axia ChemiSEM, we now offer the most comprehensive entry-level range for industry, quality control and academic research: the fastest and highest resolution instruments in their class.

Blue Scientific is the official distributor for Thermo Scientific in the UK and Ireland. For more information or quotes, please get in touch.

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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Thermo Phenom ProX

New: Desktop SEM from Thermo Scientific

We’re proud to expand our partnership with Thermo Scientific as the official UK and Irish distributor of the Phenom range of entry-level SEM instruments.

Phenom is a leading range of desktop Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) imaging and analysis systems for research and industry from Thermo Scientific.

Together with the new Axia ChemiSEM, we now offer a full range of solutions for entry-level SEM, with both benchtop and floor standing options. These systems are the fastest and highest resolution in their class.

“It’s very user-friendly and it generally takes me 15 minutes to analyse one sample.”

Edith Sweep, RPS The Netherlands
SEM image of perovskite

Thermo Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 billion. Their mission is to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer – through accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in laboratories. They have a global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivering an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies.

“Our recent product release came to market 8x faster than before, thanks to the real time data acquisition and elemental analysis of the Phenom ProX with EDS.”

Peter Guercio, Graphite Machine Services & Innovations LLC

Phenom: Fast, High Resolution Desktop SEM

The Phenom desktop SEM range was created to make the detailed imaging capabilities of electron microscopy accessible to everyone:

  • Easy to use – making SEM more accessible.
  • High quality imaging and analysis.
  • Fastest in their class.

Since its introduction in the 1930s, SEM has become a critical tool in many fields, including materials science, forensics, industrial manufacturing and life science. It provides microscopic information about the surface or near-surface region.

As well as being easier to use, Phenom instruments have a much smaller footprint than floor-standing SEM systems. They’re robust and don’t require a specialised room or facility. Some have even taken desktop SEMs on the road, for on-site analysis from mobile labs.

Integrated EDS

The Phenom range also features versatile topographic and elemental analysis, with integrated EDS (Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy) detectors. With a user-friendly software interface, you can obtain high-quality results and valuable analytical information whatever your background or level of experience.

“The Phenom desktop SEM is technically superior to other desktop SEMS.”

Dr. Tommaso Baldacchini, Newport Corporation
Thermo EDS Analysis
Additional elemental information from integrated EDS analysis.

Phenom Range

The Phenom family includes models specialised for various applications:

We’re available to advise which would best suit your work – just get in touch!

“The Phenom has attracted people from other departments within the University Medical Centre Utrecht. Nowadays, the Phenom Pro is being used full-time.”

Dr ntoni Hendrickx, The Department of Medical Microbiology, UMC Utrecht

More Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor for the Phenom and Axia ChemiSEM in the UK and Ireland. We’re available to provide quotes, arrange demonstrations and answer all your questions – just get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

 View the complete range

SEM image of Solar Cells