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Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center - SMIC

Operating Procedures and Techniques


Operating Procedures for the following microscopes:

Olympus BX60 Upright Fluorescent Light Microscope

Olympus BX63 upright Florescent Light Microscope with time laps

Olympus IX70 Inverted Fluorescent Light Microscope

Olympus IX83 Inverted Fluorescent Light Microscope with time laps

Olympus SZX-12 Stereomicroscope

Fluoview 300 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Fluoview 1200 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Zeiss Libra 120 Transmission Electron Microscope

JEOL JSM-6480 Scanning Electron Microscope

JEOL JSM-6480 SEM-EDS (PGT Spirit V1.07)

Ultracut E Ultramicrotome (old microtome)

Leica EM  UC6 Microtome (new microtome)


Techniques and Protocols:

Coating TEM Grids

Uranyl Acetate/Lead Citrate Staining

Glass Knife Making

Sputter Coating

TEM Fixation Protocol

Gene Gun Operating Protocol

Critical Point Dryer

TEM Tomography Instruction