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Phenom ParticleX Steel
Thermo Scientific

The Thermo Scientific Phenom ParticleX Steel is a multi-purpose desktop SEM for failure analysis and automated characterisation of non-metallic inclusions in steel manufacturing.

With high quality imaging and elemental analysis, it delivers the data required for efficient production of high-value steel, and to respond quickly to any faults or failures.



With dedicated software

Easy to use

Requiring only minimal training

Classification recipes

Customisable for future updates

Desktop system

Requires only a standard power outlet


Easy to Use

Based on the established Thermo Scientific Phenom desktop SEM platform, the interface is easy to learn with minimal training. There are automated features and recipes for consistent, reliable results.

Industry-Specific Software

As a dedicated system for steel inclusion analysis, default classification rules and analysis recipes have been developed based on years of experience, so you can quickly capture valuable data.

Customisable Recipes

The classification rules and analysis recipes are fully customisable, so they can be tailored to your needs and updated in future if requirements change.

Small Footprint

Unlike traditional SEMs, the Phenom ParticleX Steel is a small footprint, desktop system requiring only standard wall power. It can be installed easily without any infrastructure changes.

Size and Weight

  • Imaging module
    Size: 316mm (w) x 587mm (d) x 625mm (h)
    Weight: 75 kg
  • Diaphragm vacuum pump
    Size: 145mm (w) x 220mm (d) x 213mm (h)
    Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Power supply
    Size: 156mm (w) x 300mm (d) x 74mm (h)
    Weight: 3 kg
  • Monitor
    Size: 531.5mm (w) x 515.4mm (h) x 250mm (d)
    Weight: 6.7 kg
  • Workstation
    Size: 169mm (w) x 456mm (d) x 432mm (h)
    Weight: 15 kg


Media Gallery

Phenom ParticleX Steel Desktop SEM

A recorded webinar from Thermo Scientific about how the Phenom ParticleX Steel enables precise control of the manufacturing process to produce higher quality steel.

Watch the recorded webinar


How to Choose a SEM

A recorded webinar from Thermo Scientific about how to match the features and specification of a SEM to the requirements of your application.

  • How different samples and applications require different resolution performance.
  • What performance you can expect from a tungsten / FEG / in-lens FEG / UC FEG.
  • Dealing with different types of samples: insulators, nanomaterials, sensitive materials, etc.
  • Characterising samples in their natural state without the need for sample preparation.
  • What type of information the SEM can provide.
  • Software features to boost productivity and ease-of-use.
Watch the recorded webinar


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