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Vibratory Polisher

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.

Glass Knife Maker

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 [...]

Critical Point Dryer

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 [...]

Ultramicrotome

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 [...]

Laser Microdissection Scope

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 [...]

Optical Microscope

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.

Mechanical Grinder-Polisher

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.

Carbon Metal Coater

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 [...]

Scanning Electron Microscope

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 [...]