Microscopy Suite Equipment
Listed below are the major microscopes, ancillary equipment, and facilities available to users of the Microscopy Suite. Click the equipment name for more information on each piece of equipment.
Please be aware that the ITG staff cannot respond to questions about particular pieces of equipment or software packages unless those questions are related to research conducted in the ITG laboratories. The ITG does not sell, lease, or distribute equipment or software, save that clearly marked as developed by the ITG.
3D X-ray Computed Tomography
CT Lab HXComing soon!
Rigaku CTLab GX130CT Lab GX series, for ultra-high-speed, high-resolution 3D X-ray micro CT. Using the Sample-Stationary Method, these new devices can perform CT scans in 8 seconds at top speed, with a minimum resolution of 4.5 µm.
Rigaku Nano 3DXRigaku Nano3DX X-ray Microscope
Xradia Bio MicroCTA high-resolution 3D X-ray imaging system for sample up to 200 mm in diameter and 15 kg weight.
3D X-ray Computed Tomography Prep Equipment
Low Speed Bone SawA precision water-cooled rotary saw intended primarily for fine sectioning of SEM samples.
Deep UV Raman Confocal Imaging MicroscopeThe Deep UV Raman confocal imaging microscope is a home-built spectral imaging system that is optimized for the UV-to-visible spectral range.
Leica SP8 UV/Visible Laser Confocal Microscope405, 458, 488, 514, 561 & 633 nm laser lines, 28 fps Full Range Resonance Scanning, Tiling, FRAP, FRET.
Multiphoton Fluorescence Confocal Microscope (FCS/FLIM)ISS Alba FCS instrument with single-photon and multiphoton excitation, plus laser scanning module. Capable of FCS, FLIM and FRET imaging.
Raman Confocal Imaging SystemThe Raman confocal imaging microscope is a high-resolution research-grade Horiba LabRAM HR 3D-capable Raman spectroscopy imaging system that is optimized for the visible-to-NIR spectral range.
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Environmental Scanning Electron MicroscopeESEM with field-emission electron gun, EDAX energy-dispersive spectroscopy, Peltier-effect heating/cooling stage, 1000µ and 1500µ C heating stages, Everhart-Thornley SED, three GSEDs, backscattered electron detectors, electrical feedthroughs, and more.
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (S)TEMScanning Transmission Electron Microscope (S)TEM
Electron Microscopy Prep Equipment
Autosamdri 931 Critical Point DryerEnables nondestructive drying of biological, biomaterial, and material samples from 100% ethanol.
Carbon EvaporatorHigh-vacuum turbo-pumped Denton evaporator with capacity for carbon thread, carbon rod, resistive metal evaporation, dual evaporation mode.
Desk II Sputter CoaterTurbo-pumped sputter coater with rotating/tilting stage, film thickness monitor; various targets, including Au, Au/Pd, Pt, Al, Ti.
Desk V Sputter CoaterThe Desk V Sample Preparation system, equipped for both evaporation and sputtering
Diamond KnifeDiamond Knife (use with UCT if available)
Dual Source Metal EvaporatorUsed for high vacuum coating of carbon and other materials as an adjunct to TEM, SEM, X-ray microanalysis, and other research methodologies.
Glow Discharge SystemGlow discharge is a mild argon-plasma etch of the surface of carbon-stabilized Formvar-coated TEM grids that removes atmospheric contaminants on TEM grids, rendering them hydrophilic for several days.
High Pressure FreezingHigh Pressure Freezing
Oxygen Plasma AsherOxygen Plasma Asher
RMC PowertomeFor the preparation of thin sections for electron microscopy
UltramicrotomeMulti-illumination pyramid and knife edge, dual automatic advance system, control unit with cutting speed control, memory for five speed combination settings. Capable of ultrathin sectioning from 50 nm to maximum 5 micrometers.
Deben Tensile/Compression StageDeben Tensile/Compression Stage
Fluorescence Light MicroscopeFluorescence, phase contrast, high NA DIC. Software facilitated image collection.
Inspection Light MicroscopeZeiss AxioScope A1, 100 W Hal lamp designed for UV-blocked epi-illumination, Zeiss Axiovision LE software facilitates image collection. Zeiss AxioCam ICc3 CCD digital camera.
Linkam Heating and Cooling StageLinkam Heating and Cooling Stage
Micro-Spectroscopy WorkstationInverted microscope for visible to near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy (300-1700 nm)
Stereology WorkstationTrace, plot, and analyze structures and cell distribution. System includes all modern stereological probes, Zeiss AxioImager A1 light microscope, Optronics MicroFire Progressive Scan, motorized stage, stereological analysis tools.
Widefield FRET & TIRF MicroscopeThe Zeiss Axiovert 200M is equipped with a high sensitivity cooled EMCCD camera. The system is capable of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy for a number of well-known FRET pairs, such as ECFP-YPet.
Zeiss SteREO Discovery V20 MicroscopeZeiss Stereo Zoom Discovery V.20 Light Microscope with Vision Research Micro eX4 Monochrome High Speed Video Camera.
Light Scattering Particle-Sizing Systems
AccuSizer FX Particle SizerFocused extinction system for the determination of complex multimodal particle size distributions between 0.7 and 20 microns.
Anton Paar Litesizer Particle-Sizing SystemThe Litesizer™ 500 is an instrument for characterizing nano- and microparticles in dispersions and solutions.
NanoSight NS300The NS300 allows rapid, automated analysis of the size distribution and concentration of all types of nanoparticles from 10nm to 2000nm in diameter, depending on the instrument configuration and sample type.
NICOMP 380 ZLS Particle SizerDynamic light scattering instrument for determining the particle size distribution of particles in a liquid.
CT Lab HXComing soon!
Other Preparation Equipment
Fiber/Micropipette PullerLaser controlled instrument for pulling glass fibers to very fine tips; used primarily for NSOM.
Scanned Probe Microscopy and Profilometry
Atomic Force Microscope (MultiMode AFM)Capable of contact, tapping, phase imaging, and multiple force modes in air or liquid cell; STM head; J-scanner with x,y range of 125 microns and vertical range of 5 microns; A-scanner with x,y range of 1 micron and vertical range of 400 nm.
P-6 Stylus ProfilerThe P-6 stylus profiler continues the tradition of best-in-class technology and performance by incorporating many features from KLA-Tencor's automated P-16+ stylus profiler.
Wet Lab - B612
Bench space, fume hood, some chemicals and solvents, dual source metal evaporator, pH meter, dissecting scope, microbalance, glow discharge system, reverse osmosis water purification system, sonicator, sputter coater, critical point dryer, low speed bone saw, osmium plasma coater, and other equipment.