eTraining Introduction

Specimen Preparation

Leica Ultracut UCT



Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB


Veeco Dim 3000 AFM

Fluorescence Microscopes


How to Use This Module

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The module is composed of a list of topics ordered by "book". Books are added periodically, so the entire document has a modular build. The intent is to have a book for each microscope, so more will be added later. Each page has a version by date noted in the footer.

Use the LEFT AND RIGHT ARROWS in the upper right corner to navigate sequentially.

Use the UP ARROW at the bottom of each page to get back to the top of the page and to access the navigation arrows.

The entire eTraining Module should be read like a book, from beginning to end. If you are already familiar with our equipment and procedures, browse topics by using the tree menu interface or the Site Map under Support. The topics can be used as reference materials.

See Disclaimers under Support.

Alternative Content

Any topic within in this module may be a combination of text, photos, illustrations, interactive and non-interactive animation, slideshows, audio, and video. See Alternative Content under Support.

Most icons and pictures can be clicked to reveal a larger version. Occasionally an external website is linked.


What is covered in the eTraining Module?

The eTraining Module concerns only the Electron Optics Facility (EOF) within ACMAL.

The module covers topics on the following relating to EOF instruments:

What is addressed in the main ACMAL website?

The ACMAL suite of instruments consists of those from the EOF, the X-Ray Facility, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface Analysis, and Fluorescence Optical Microscopy, including Supplies and Specimen Preparation.

The ACMAL website has information on the following relating to the suite of ACMAL instruments:

What categories are covered in the ACMAL Electron Optics Facility Status blog?

The Electron Optics Facility maintains a public equipment status blog. It covers all the announcements that go out to the EOF user mailing list.

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