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DMF Instrumentation

  • Hitachi SU3500 scanning electron microscope with:
    • high vacuum and variable pressure modes (6 to 650 Pa)
    • 3.0 nm resolution
    • accelerating voltage from 0.3 to 30 kV
    • magnification from x5 to x300,000
    • secondary electron detectors for both high-vacuum and variable pressure
    • 5-segment solid-state backscatter electron detector with 3-D, compositional and topographic modes
    • live stereoscopic (3-D) imaging
    • 5-axis (4 motorized) eucentric goniometer stags for specimens up to 20 cm in diameter
    • digital image acquisition (up to 5120 x 3840 pixels) and storage in a variety of standard formats
    • direct-to-disk real time video capture
    • infra-red chamber scope
    • a full range of image processing software

  • Oxford AZtec Energy EDS system with:
    • X-Max 20 large area analytical Silicon Drift Detector (SDD; 127 eV resolution) for detection of Boron and all heavier elements
    • Autocolumn for control of SEM functions from AZtec console
    • software for qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative analyses
    • point and ID, linscan and mapping modes

  • Zeiss AxioImager.Z2 compound fluorescence light microscope with:
    • Apotome optical sectioning system
    • Colibri fast, high intensity monochromatic illumination system with 365 nm, 470 nm , 590 nm and neutral white LEDs
    • Full automation of objectives, apertures, filter cubes, illumination, specimen stage, etc.
    • AxioCam MRm high sensitivity 12-bit monochrome camera
    • AxioCam ICc3 12-bit RGB camera
    • Fluorescence, DIC and brightfield illumination
    • Fluorescence filter cubes 20, 44, 49 and 62HE
    • AxioVision 4.8 software
    • Xeon Quad-Core host computer
    • Kinetic Systems VibraPlane anti-vibration table

  • Support equipment including: