Scanning Electron Microscope

A Scanning Electron Microscope, with a large chamber to allow for the visualization of structural materials, is available for students, faculty, and staff of the university, as well as for external users who might have a need for microscopy.

Provided by an NSF MRI grant written by investigators from the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, the state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscope can magnify up to 1,000,000x at a resolution of 3 nm, and also has a low-vacuum setting in order to image non-conductive samples. In addition to the microscope, an Energy Dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX) was also purchased, in order to determine the element composition of the samples.

Additionally, the microscope will be available for remote operation, so that external users can image samples from their location. 

Lab Information

Location: LB 170

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email

Lab Director: Virginie Rollin

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