The Quanta 600 is a State-of-the-Art scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a high-resolution field-emission source. The system can operate in high-vacuum, low-vacuum, and true environmental (water vapor ambient) modes. The electron detectors included with this system are an Everhart-Thornley secondary electron detector, a large-field detector, a gaseous secondary electron detector, and a solid-state backscattered electron detector. A peltier cooled sample holder is available to aid in imaging biological and "wet" specimens. Analytical options will include an EDX system for compositional analysis, and an electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) system for phase ID and to measure crystal orientation. This instrument was purchased through exceptionally generous support from the Office of the Vice-President for Research, with the EBSD and complementary XRF system provided through the generous donation of George and Linda Caine.