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Imaging and Microscopy Facility

Researchers can see some of the tiniest particles and learn more about their properties in the microscopy lab.

The Imaging and Microscopy Facility hosts optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopes and equipment for preparing specimens for examination.

Researchers in physical and biological sciences, as well as engineers, use the lab, which has a particular focus on nanotechnology. In summer 2016, the lab added a new Zeiss scanning electron microscope, the first of its kind installed in the United States.

Student and faculty researchers find a range of materials characterization techniques, including advanced imaging, elemental analysis and structure determination and can use or be trained in the use of electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes and transmission electron microscopes.

For more information about the facility, contact Laboratory Manager Mike Dunlap at