Centre for Microscopy
Instrumentation in the Centre for Microscopy
The Faculty of Life Science maintains an ultramodern Centre for Microscopy. The facility is home to a large array of instruments from a variety of microscopy fields, ranging from classic optical microscopy, to digital 3D optical microscopy, atomic force microscopy (Fig. 1) combineable with an inverted optical microscope, field emission scanning electron microscopy with EDX analysis and a variable pressure system (Fig. 2), optical microscopy combined with a high speed video system capable of up to 230,000 images per second, and a goniometer for the analysis of solid-liquid interactions (Fig. 3). The Centre for Microscopy also offers different sample preparation methods for electron microscopy, including critical point drying, sputter coating and cryofixation.
Atomic Force Microscope (1)
Field Emission Scanning Electon Microscope (FESEM) (2)