This laboratory houses an impressive collection of high-end microscopes including one of the most powerful transmission electron microscopes in the world. The microscope is kept in a specially designed space that inhibits intrusive vibrations. Its atomic resolution is propelling world-class research in nanotechnology, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering and medicine.
The laboratory's microscopes are accessible to trained collaborators from other institutions.
"This scanning electron microscope (SEM) has ultra-high 4 Angstrom resolution, STEM mode, and a Si drift detector for EDS analysis. The microscope also has a complete software packages for chemical analysis."
"This microscope has a resolution of 1.2 Angstrom with microdiffraction capability."
"The JEM-1230 is a high performance high contrast TEM with advanced features and functions such as a five-axis, motorized programable stage, tip-on specimen holder, log-in user proferences, high coherence illumination conditions with filament-saving low emission current, user friendly controls, file storage, automatic filament heating, and automatic exposure micrograph photography."
This aberration corrected transmission electron microscope has a resolution of 0.8 Angstroms in STEM mode. It is also fitted with an EELS Gatan Tridium spectrometer, an EDS X-ray detector, and is capable of holography.
"Lab houses two systems with many attachments including magnetic force, friction, and nanoindenters."