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JEOL JSM-6490LV Scanning Electron Microscope Remote Use


How do I get started running the SEM for my students?

  1. Contact us. We will provide you with information about downloading free remote control software that will allow you to control the microscope with your computer over the internet.  Check with your IT staff well ahead of time, as sometimes special permission is required to load programs on school equipment. (North Dakota teachers: instructions for installing TightVNC)
  2. Check your calendar.  Determine when you have time available for a teacher practice session (about an hour) to familiarize you with the microscope controls, as well as when you want to demonstrate the SEM for your class.
  3. Schedule your sessions.  Call us (701.231.8234) or e-mail ( to get on our calendar.  Please let us know as far in advance as possible in order to avoid conflicts with your preferred time, and please log on promptly for your sessions or let us know, as we will be waiting for you.

Then, have a look at the following:

Quick-start Tour of the JEOL JSM-6490LV scanning electron microscope

Remote User's Operation Manual

•SEM sample information

•How Small is "Small"?  (A few notes on magnification and resolution)


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