Scanning Electron Microscopy Lab

Research Facility



Scanning Electron Microscopy Lab
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island (PE)

This facility provides full services for the preparation and viewing of samples for Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Biomedical
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Education
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Contacts



Christian Lacroix
lacroix@upei.ca
9026205231
Professor

Equipment



Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope
Hitachi
TM3000

The Hitachi TM3000 scanning electron microscope features variable accelerating voltage and large stage and chamber. The TM3000 can be used for almost any type of specimen. Even non-conducting specimens or samples containing moisture can be imaged directly, throughout the whole magnification range of x15 to x30,000, without any special sample preparation.

The TM3000 is a real alternative to optical microscopes, stereo microscopes and confocal laser scanning microscopes. It has applications for many sectors.

Our unit includes software for 3D viewing and quantitative measurements.

Magnification: 15 to 30,000× (digital zoom: 2×, 4×)
Observation condition: 5kV/15kV/Analy
Observation mode: Standard mode or Charge-up reduction mode
Image mode: COMPO/Shadow 1/Shadow 2/TOPO
Sample stage traverse X: ±17.5mm, Y: ±17.5mm
Maximum sample size: 70mm in diameter
Maximum sample height: 50mm
Electron gun: Pre-centered cartridge filament
Signal detection system: High-sensitive semiconductor BSE detector
Auto image adjustment function: Auto start, Auto focus, Auto brightness/contrast
Operation help functions: Raster rotation, Magnification preset (two steps) Image shift (±50m@D*=4.5)
Frame memory: 640 × 480 pixels, 1,280 × 960 pixels
Image data memory: HDD of PC and other removal media
Image format: BMP, TIFF, JPEG
Data display: Micron marker, micron value, date and time, image number and comments, Image mode, Observation condition, D* (Distance), Observation mode
Evacuation system: Turbomolecular pump: 30ℓ /s × 1 unit, (vacuum pump) Diaphragm pump: 1m3/ h × 1 unit
Safety device: Over-current protection function, built-in ELCB

2011

Date submitted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 10:15 AM
Date updated: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 10:25 AM

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