The Vibro Met 2 vibratory polisher removes minor deformation remaining after mechanical polishing and generates a stress-free surface suitable for electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). The samples are submerged in alumina or colloidal silica suspensions under the weight of 90 grams.
The GKM-2 glass knife maker uses commercial glass strips with a normal length of 200 mm and 6 mm in thickness. Glass squares are first produced from glass strips by breaking the strip into 25 mm glass squares. The squares are scored nearly exactly diagonally, as close to 45° as possible, to create knives of [...]
The Tousimis Autosamdri -931 series is an automatic supercritical point drying apparatus for sample preparation at microscopy core facility. It uses ethanol and liquid carbon dioxide to dehydrate the sample. Autosamdri -931 series has an LCD touchscreen control with 1.25” ID x 1.25” Depth Chamber size. It can store and run customized recipes. Various sample holders can hold up to 12 [...]
RMC PT-XL Ultramicrotome can be used for the preparation of ultra-thin sections for electron microscopy. Automatic sectioning thickness range is from 50 nm up to 1 µm. This unit is equipped with a stereo microscope for a clear view of the sample and knife edge. Biological samples have to be chemically fixed, and embedded in [...]
The Leica Laser MicroDissection Scope (LMD 6500) is ideal for standard laser microdissection applications, e.g. reliable single cell or tumor isolation from soft tissue sections. It’s direct real-time laser cutting with “Draw and Cut” tissue ablation mode enables you to collect the interested sample directly from a special coated, energy absorbing glass slide. Laser microdissected [...]
The Olympus BX-41 microscope is capable of performing reflected bright field/dark field/diffraction interference contrast microscopy and transmitted bright field/dark field microscopy. There are 5 objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, and 100x.
The Buehler grinder-polisher is for highly-reproducible mechanical polishing. The EcoMetTM 250 pro base features an 8-inch platen and a color touch-screen panel for recipe creation and storage. The AutoMetTM 250 power head provides variable head rotations in the single-force mode. It can grind or polish up to 6 one-inch-diameter specimens simultaneously.
EMS-150 ES is a high vacuum coating system with an interchangeable insert for metal sputter coating or carbon evaporation. Currently, we sputter Au/Pd to provide a conductive thin film to inhibit ‘charging’, reduce thermal damage and enhance secondary electron emission in Scanning Electron Microscopy. Carbon coater, via thermal evaporation, can provide thin carbon film for Energy [...]
To operate SEM and the attached analytical instruments, you must pass both written and hands-on tests. Become a qualified user. FEI Quanta FEG 650 The field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) has multiple capabilities. Besides the traditional high vacuum mode to image conductive material, the FE-SEM has a low vacuum mode to image dry insulator and an [...]