Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory
The scanning electron microscope (SEM) and specimen preparation instruments are located in the Robert Mahoney Electron Microscopy Laboratory, a 1,200 sq ft, 5-room, modern electron microscopy suite. The SEM, a JEOL 6480LV, was purchased with funds from the National Science Foundation.
Specifications of the JEOL 6480LV SEM:
4 and 8 hole
Secondary and backscatter detectors
High and low vac imaging, cryo-stage for LV-cryo imaging
Bruker-AXS EDX system with X-ray mapping
- Two ultramicrotomes: Reichert Ultracut E and Leica
- Sputter coater
- Critical point dryer
- LKB knife maker
- BalTec JFD 030 Jet Freezer
Equipment is also available for freeze spraying, freeze slamming, freeze substitution (to 90C) and low temperature plastic embedding.