Human Tooth

This is an image of a piece of dentine acquired using a scanning electron microscope. It shows the dentinal tubules viewed after demineralization using etching with 37% phosphoric acid for 15 seconds and 10% sodium hypochlorite for 1 minute. The colors were obtained by mixing the signals of secondary and backscattered electrons. The mixing is performed using the software FEI Company.




Image Details

Instrument used: Quanta Family

Vacuum: 9.4 e-7 mbar

Voltage: 10 kV

Spot: 3.0

Working Distance: 11.0

Detector: MIX: SE (channel 1) and BSE (channel 2)


  • Mauricio Paiva 5y

    Uma das imagens mais bonitas que tive oportunidade de ver na galeria da FEI.

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Taken on March 29, 2010
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