Electron Optics Facility

Painted Duct

Construction Updates for the Titan Themis STEM Installation

Construction is wrapping up at the new facility located on the west end of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Complex (ATDC) on Sharon Avenue. A first coat of paint has been applied to the ducts. The new west entrance is shown. Suspended ceiling work has begun, most of the ductwork and piping are done, and […]

Titan Dig

Construction Begins on Titan Themis STEM Installation

Construction of the new building to house the high resolution STEM/TEM has begun. The new facility will be located on the west end of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Complex (ATDC) on Sharon Avenue. The 200kV Titan Themis Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM/TEM) was funded through an NSF-MRI grant. It is a true atomic resolution […]

Erinn Smith

Erinn Smith

Erinn Smith is a new lab assistant in the Electron Optics Facility, working under Owen Mills. My name is Erinn Smith. I am an undergrad in Michigan Tech’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program and I expect to graduate in Spring 2018. I’m originally from Wabasha, Minnesota. I’m an EMT at Michigan Tech, vice president of […]

FEI Titan Themis STEM

New 200kV Titan Themis Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

Michigan Tech has entered into a purchase agreement with electron microscope manufacturer FEI to procure their 200kV Titan Themis Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope. The electron microscope is configured with two aberration correctors making it capable of 80 picometer image resolution. This is true atomic resolution. Important options include the Super X four spectrometer x-ray analysis […]

Danielle Langdon

Danielle Langdon

Danielle Langdon is a new lab assistant in the Electron Optics Facility, working under Owen Mills. My name is Danielle Langdon. I am currently an undergraduate student in Michigan Tech’s Chemistry program. I’ve lived in the Copper Country for half of my life now and graduated from Hancock Central High. While I was in high […]

Alexander Vizurraga

Alexander Vizurraga

Alexander Vizurraga is a new lab assistant in the Electron Optics Facility, working under Owen Mills. My name is Alexander Vizurraga. I am currently an undergraduate at Michigan Tech studying biochemistry and molecular biology. My home town is Grand Rapids, and I graduated from Forest Hills Central High School in 2013. I generally enjoy video […]

Nuance

Free Image Processing Instructions

Free image processing instructions from the NUANCE Center at Northwestern University have been updated again. A few additions have been made to include explanations of file types, how to resize images the right way, and even some new coloring instructions. All instructions are designed to be super easy and will walk the user step-by-(sometimes painful) […]

New vibration isolation platform is installed on the ACMAL FESEM

New vibration isolation platform is installed on the ACMAL FESEM

   

Atomic Resolution TEM

Michigan Tech Receives NSF Grant for Transmission Electron Microscope

Michigan Technological University is well on its way to getting a $1.7 million, state-of-the-science transmission electron microscope (TEM), thanks to the National Science Foundation and a team of dedicated researchers led by Reza Shahbazian-Yassar. Shahbazian-Yassar is the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Endowed Professor in Nanotechnology in the ME-EM department. Co-principal investigators on the project are […]

Research Building

ACMAL Recognized as a Core Facility

The Vice President for Research Office has deemed the Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL) a Core Facility. This is an exciting development that will make new funding opportunities available to officially recognized Core Facilities. The Core Facility initiative is a change in direction for us to make expensive equipment repairs, purchase small equipment […]