Microscopy Center

Manager: Dr. Bojie Wang
Room: 105-109 in the Goodyear Polymer Center
Phone: (330) 972-7541
FAX: (330) 972-5290
Email: bwang@uakron.edu

The Microscopy Laboratory is located at The Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Science, the lower level of the first floor of the Goodyear Polymer Center in rooms 105-109.

SERVICE:

The Microscopy Laboratory provides service to the UA community as well as to people from outside of the university.

  • Full Service including Microscopy Testing, Analysis, Technical Support and Consultation
  • Training on Electron Microscope, Optical Microscope and Sample Preparation
  • Open Lab Hours and Equipments for Trained Users
  • Education on Microscopy

CAPACITIES:

High-Resolution Imaging of Materials Structure, Morphology, Compositional analysis, Analysis of Crystallographic and Electronic Structure, etc.

Please contact Dr. Bojie Wang for further information.

EQUIPMENT AT THE MICROSCOPY CENTER


Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

  • FEI-Philips scanning transmission electron microscope, Model Tecnai T12T/STEM
  • Located in Room GDYR-108
  • Accelerating voltage of 20-120 kV
  • Line resolution 2 Angstrom and point resolution 3.4 Angstrom
  • Magnification range of 35-600,000X
  • The specimen can be tilted in two directions, around the x-axis up to ±70 degrees and around the y-axis up to ±30 degrees
  • Photomicrographs can be taken on film or recorded digitally
  • It is used in electron energy-loss spectroscopy and imaging studies

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Model JEOL-7401 Japan Electron Optics Laboratory (JEOL)
  • Located in room GDYR-109
  • Accelerating voltage of 0.5-35 kV
  • Magnification range of 15-600,000
  • Genesis X-ray microanalysis systems with EDS detector
  • The specimen can be tilted up to 90 degrees in one direction
  • The microscope is interfaced with a scanner-computer system that provides digital electron microscope images to be printed on paper

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

  • Vender: JEOL
  • Model: JSM-1230
  • 120KV illumination system
  • Single-Tilt/Rotation stage
  • Maximum magnification of 500K
  • Maximum resolution of ~1nm
  • Wide range of diffraction techniques
  • Genesis X-ray microanalysis systems with EDS detector
  • Bottom Mount CCD camera with 2048X2048 pixels

Polarized Light Microscope

  • Model Labophot-Pol Nikon
  • Located in room GDYR-105
  • Can be used to obtain photomicrographs using positive/negative
  • Polaroid or 35mm films

Optical Microscope

  • Olympus BX-51
  • Equipped with Mettler Hot Stage
  • Located in room GDYR-105
  • Can be used to obtain high resolution digital images and video

Vacuum Evaporator

  • Model JEE-4C JEOL
  • Located in room GDYR-105
  • Used in the preparation of specimens for transmission electron microscopy by casting carbon and metal films under high vacuum

High Vacuum Evaporator

  • Model DV-502A Denton
  • Located in room GDYR-105
  • Used for evaporation and casting of films of carbon, metals, and dielectrics

Ultramicrotome

  • RMC Model CRX-PC
  • Located in room GDYR-109
  • Used for the preparation of ultrathin sections of polymers for transmission electron microscopy and for polishing the surface of polymer samples for scanning electron microscopy

Sputter Coater

  • SPI
  • Located in room GDYR-105
  • Used to coat specimens with gold, gold/palladium or other metal before examining the specimens in the scanning electron microscope.

Photographic Darkroom

  • Located in room GDYR-106
  • Used for developing and printing of optical and electron micrographs
 

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