Cryo-Transmission electron microscope (TEM)


Cryo-Transmission electron microscope (TEM)

The HT7700 at CBU features a Dual Mode objective lens that provides both high contrast and high resolution as well as low-magnification modes for optimized imaging of life science and materials science applications.

Hitachi 3D Tomography, BF/DF capability, and in situ heating, cooling, x-ray analysis, rotation, liquid cell, and air protection analyses.

The HT7700 with Dual-Mode objective lens features superior high-contrast and high-resolution performance together with analytical capabilities for biological and materials science. Digital design and sophisticated automation increase throughput for both novice and advanced users. Maximize contrast by lowering the high voltage through the 120-40kV range and continue operation seamlessly. The HT7700 is able to meet all of your advanced sample analysis needs, with customization options for BF-/DF-TEM, in-situ, cryo-microscopy, and electron tomography.

  • 7700 Hitachi, 1.4 A resolution, Cryo-attachment​
  • Resolution (lattice): 0.204 nm (100 kV), [0.144 nm (120 kV) for EXALENS: Optional]
  • Magnification Zoom ×200 - ×200,000 (HC mode) ×4,000 - ×600,000 (HR mode) (Non-rotating zoom system [×200 - ×300,000 (HC mode)×2,000 - ×800,000 (HR mode) for EXALENS: Optional]
  • Low Mag ×50 - ×1,000
  • Accelerating voltage, 40 - 120 kV (100 V/step variable)
  • Field rotation ×1,000 - ×40,000 (HC Mode) ±90° 15° step
  • Specimen stage, Eucentric goniometer stage
  • Stage lraverse, X, Y: ±1 mm, Z: ±0.3 mm
  • Maximum tilt, ±30°: Standard, ±70°: Optional
    [±30°, for EXALENS: Optional]
  • Main camera 8 M pixel (vertical to horizontal ratio = 3:4)
  • Other cameras are also available.
  • Standard features
    • Auto focus
    • Microtrace
    • Autodrive
    • Autophoto
    • features Auto-gun alignment
    • Live FFT display
    • Measurement function (manual/automatic distance measurement)
    • Low dose
    • API (auto pre-irradiation)
    • Scope unit with mild baking function

Research Facility

Department of Chemistry at CBU
Cape Breton University
Nova Scotia (NS)

The Department of Chemistry currently has faculty conducting research in the area of biochemistry, nanochemistry, computational, inorganic, nutrition including type 2 diabetes, organic, petroleum and physical chemistry. Research is done using modern research equipment.

Research employs student researchers and post doctorate fellows. Faculty members of the department are involved in academic and industrial collaborations at the national and international levels.
Cape Breton University’s Department of Chemistry currently has eight tenured faculty and five lab instructors. Full list of department members and contact information can be found on this webpage.
The Chemistry department is well equipped for research support in all traditional branches of chemistry, including a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer, FT-IR, FT-Raman, UV/Vis spectrometers, UPLC-MSMS/PAD, HPLC, GC-FID, GC-MS, atomic absorption spectrometer, and a 28 core Linux cluster.
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
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  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Engineering - Chemical, Nuclear, Other
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  • Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
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  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Construction (including Building, Civil Engineering, Specialty Trades)
  • Education
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
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  • Manufacturing and Processing
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  • Ocean Industries
  • Professional and Technical Services (including Legal Services, Architecture, Engineering)

Industry Liaison Officer

Sarah Conrod
Industry Liaison Officer


Zuzana Istvankova Primary Contact
Major Research Project Officer
Judy MacInnis
Senior Laboratory Instructor, Chemistry

Matthias Bierenstiel
9025631391 Ext: 1979
Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry / Dept. Chair

Stephanie MacQuarrie
Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry

Date submitted: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 1:36 PM
Date updated: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 2:15 PM

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