Setting up samples for a visiting SEM - don't touch the electron gun!

We have a tabletop scanning electron microscope visiting this week and I was super lucky to have been there while the team was setting it up. I got a lesson in how to set up samples and capture images. I wish I had had a larger collection of things to pop in the vacuum chamber. I'm definitely going to try and get more time on it. I'll post images as I process them!

(Electron gun, sample chamber, box of old samples)