Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM

Desktop SEM with increased chamber size for large samples up to 100 mm x 100 mm.

Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM applications

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Phenom XL G2 Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) automates your quality control process, providing accurate, reproducible results while freeing up time for value-added work. 

The Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM allow you to:

  • Obtain the quality information you need to discover failures early and rapidly adjust your production process when needed.
  • Automate quality control to process a high volume of samples with fewer chances of human error.
  • Get up to speed quickly with an all-new, easy-to-learn interface ideal for a wide range of applications.

The Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM features full-screen images and an average time-to image of 60 seconds. The unique CeBelectron source offers a long lifetime with less maintenance. The small form factor requires little lab space, allowing you to place the microscope exactly where you need it.

Key Features


The Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM is standardly accessible via the Phenom Programming Interface (PPI), a powerful method for controlling the Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM via Python scripting. If the user has a SEM workflow with repetitive work to analyze particles, pores, fibers or large SEM images, the instrument can do so automatically.


Long-lifetime CeB₆ source

The long-lifetime CeB₆ (cerium hexaboride) source has several advantages. First is the high brightness it provides compared to tungsten, making it much easier for many users to obtain high quality images with many details. Secondly, the lifetime of the source is very long and maintenance can be scheduled.


Eucentric sample holder

In many SEM applications, a user can gain more insight into sample properties if the sample can be tilted and rotated. The optional eucentric sample holder enables eucentric tilt and rotation, making research and analysis faster and more accurate.


Element identification (EID)

The Phenom XL G2 Desktop SEM can be equipped with an optional energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) detector to obtain more material insights with element identification via X-ray analysis.


Step-by-step data collection

The dedicated software package elemental identification software package (EID) is used to control the fully integrated EDS detector. The intuitive step-by-step process within the EID software helps the user to collect all X-ray results in an organized and structured way.


SEM/EDX preparation and analysis in the same workspace

When placed in an argon glove box, this desktop SEM setup enables your research on solid state lithium batteries since it decreases the risk of sample volatility or sample degradation due to lithium oxidation.

Built-in assurance

This desktop SEM helps you maintain sample integrity by eliminating the need to move your samples to different instruments, saving time and resources.


Fostering the goal of a safe lithium battery

This solution allows you to research solid state lithium batteries safely, enabling the next generation of longer-lasting, eco-friendly, more versatile lithium batteries.

Dry room compatibility

This system has been tested and approved to work in dry room environments with dew temperatures as low as -65 0C.