Hitachi S-2500 Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Resolution: 2.5 nm in high resolution mode
  • Accelerating voltages; 0.5-30 kV
  • Magnification: 10-200,000
  • LaB6 Filament
  • 2 Secondary electron detectors
  • Backscattered electron detector
  • Transmitted electron detector
  • Noran 5400 energy dispersive x-ray
    microanalysis system with ultrathin
    window light element detector
  • Noran 8500 image analysis system
 
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Hitachi H-7650 Transmission Electron Microscope*

  • Resolution: 0.204 nm lattice, 0.36 nm point-to-point
  • LaB6 Filament
  • Accelerating voltages; 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 kV
  • Magnification: 200 - 600,000 X
  • Goniometer stage: ± 60 degree tilt
  • Digital and film cameras
Leica TCS SP2 AOBS Confocal Microscope
  • DMIRE2 Inverted Microscope
  • Argon, HeNe and Diode 405 lasers (7 laser lines)
  • 10X and 20X, dry objectives
  • 40X and 100X oil immersion objectives
  • 63X water immersion objective
  • Fluorescence and DIC optics

Olympus CH30 Light Microscope

  • Brightfield optics
  • Olympus digntal camera
  • Olympus color photo printer
  • Gateway computer
  • Image Pro Plus image analysis software

Ancillary Equipment and Facilities

  • Leica Ultracut UC6 ultramicrotome*
  • Anatech Hummer 6.6 sputtering system
  • Denton DV-502 vacuum evaporator
  • Denton DCP-1 critical point dryer
  • Negative and print darkrooms
 

The Hitachi H-7650 transmission electron microscope and Leica Ultracut UC6 ultramicrotome were purchased through NSF MUE grant 0500766.