Acadia Centre for Microstructural Analysis (ACMA)

Research Facility



Acadia Centre for Microstructural Analysis (ACMA)
Acadia University
Wolfville
Nova Scotia (NS)

Microscopy and microanalysis

  • Astronomy and Physics
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Engineering - Chemical, Nuclear, Other
  • Engineering - Civil, Structural
  • Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Geomatics and Geodesy
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Contacts



Haixin Xu
haxu@acadiau.ca
9025851600
Assistant Director
Craig Bennett
9025851150
Director

Equipment



Scanning Electron Microscope
JEOL, Japan
JSM-5900LV

Microscopy and microanalysis.

Low/high vacuum imaging.

In addition, this SEM is equipped with:

  • Backscattered electron detector;
  • CL detector and imaging system;
  • EDS X-ray detector and imaging/analyzing system.
2000

Optical Microscope
Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, Germany
Axioplan 2

Optical microscopy

Light microscopy of bright field, dark field, phase contrast, DIC and fluorescence with a digital camera of the SPOT (diagnostic Instrument Inc.).

2000

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Jena Germany
LSM 510

Cellular/molecular imaging.

Confocal microscopy.

2000

STEM Electron Microscopy
Philips Electron Optics, The Netherlands
CM30

Electron microscopy.

High voltage electron microscopy;

TEM bright/dark field imaging/diffraction;
EDAX element analysis.
2000

NMR
Bruker Biospin, GmbH, Rheinstetten, Germany
Avance 300

Analyzing the structure of many chemical molecules, primarily organic compounds.

Equipped with Bruker Biospin software.

2004

Critical Point Drying Apparatus
Quorum Technologies/Polaron, East Sussex, UK
E3000

To dry fixed/dehydrated biological samples for SEM.

Big chamber.

2005

Sputter Coater
Quorum Technologie/Polaron, East Sussex, UK
SC7640

Metal coating for SEM mainly.

2007

Carbon Coater
Quorum Technologies/Polaron, East Sussex, UK
CC7650

Coating for SEM EDS element analysis.

Carbon coater.

2007

FTIR
Nicolet Instrument Co. Madison Wisconsin, USA
Magna-IR 560

Identification of the sample's chemical makeup.


FTIR
ThermoNicolet
8700

Identification of the sample's chemical makeup.


Ion Mill
Fischione Instrument, Inc. PA, USA
1010

To prepare specimens for TEM/SEM.

Self-contained system, compact.


X-ray Powder Diffractometer
Philips
PW 1729

N/A

Date submitted: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:28 PM
Date updated: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:44 PM

2018-04-09T04:12:02+00:00