|Introduction: SEM/EDS is very useful for studying the morphology and
surface features of materials. Types of material that can be studied range
from polymers to minerals, metals and archeological objects. It can be
used to look at fracture surfaces or asbestos fibers in a matrix. A
Micrograph showing asbestos fibers is shown. Energy dispersive x-ray
analyzer that is attached to the microscope can be used to determine the
chemical makeup. EDS spectrum of the fiber is also shown.