eTraining Introduction

Specimen Preparation

Leica Ultracut UCT

Histology

JEOL JSM-6400 SEM

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

Microanalysis

Veeco Dim 3000 AFM

Fluorescence Microscopes

Support

Contact

Lab Staff Schedule

Facility Director

Owen MillsOwen P. Mills

Director
Materials Characterization & Fabrication Facilities
Materials Science & Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Room 626, M&M Building
Houghton, MI 49931
PH 906-369-1875
FAX 906-487-2934
Email: opmills@mtu.edu
www.mtu.edu/materials/department/staff/mills/

Project Collaborator

Susan E. Hill

Web Media Specialist
sehill@mtu.edu

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Author Credits

Primary Content Authors

Nils Bergman
Caly Bodeis
Claire Drom
Eric Hackney
Meghan Haycock
Alicia Mikel
Felicia Nip
Kiersten Schierbeek
Mick Small
Owen P. Mills
Susan E. Hill

Contributors

Michael Boykin
Chuck Herrington
Rod Johnson
Ruth Kramer
Peter McSwiggen
Karl Peterson
Raghav Vanga

Procedures

Some of the operating procedures were developed by Ruth Kramer, Karl Peterson and Raghav Vanga.

 

Student Lab Assistants 2013-2014

Room 631, M&M Building

Felicia NipFelicia Nip

Email: frnip@mtu.edu

Felicia is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She plans to attend medical school after graduation in 2014. As a part of the ACMAL team, she researches selected topics, aids in media collection, and develops the educational content of the learning modules.

Felicia NipMick Small

Email: mdsmall@mtu.edu

Mick is a Physics major. He plans to attend graduate school after getting his bachelor's degree. His academic interests are focused around the study of nano-scale material properties and their applications. Mick assists in lab support and educational module design within ACMAL.

Specific contact information is posted in the labs. See also Lab Staff Schedule.

Acknowledgements

Content Support

Special thanks to Chuck Herrington of Geller MicroÅnalytical Lab, Inc., who reviewed much of the Microanalysis content. Thanks to Dr. Rod Johnson for contributing content on Polishing Rocks and Minerals. Trace element analysis strategy provided by Peter McSwiggen, McSwiggen & Associates, St. Anthony, MN. Thanks to Michael Boykin for reviewing the UCT module.

The interactive cutaway tours for JEOL JSM-6400 SEM and JEOL JEM-4000FX are adapted with permission from diagrams by JEOL USA. The interactive cutaway tour for Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM is adapted with permission from a diagram by Hitachi, Ltd. Cutaway tours are schematic and provide only salient features.

Financial Support

ACMAL eTraining is funded mainly by Michigan Tech facility users through their research grants.

ACMAL is also grateful to the Michigan Tech Center for Teaching and Learning (formerly the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development) for several Mini Grants for Instructional Improvement and Innovation. The purpose of these grants is to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning. These grants are available to support the instructional mission of Michigan Tech:

  • 2012 User Training for Focused Ion Beam and Scanning Auger Microscope
  • 2011 Rich-Content User Training Module for Focused Ion Beam
  • 2009 Continuation of Electron Microscopy Facility User Training Modules
  • 2008 Basic Science Visual Animations for Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

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