This course will give participants an overview of specimen preparation requirements.
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Individuals who are new to the field of microscopy with little or no experience with specimen processing, microtomy, or instrumentation.
Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, as well as round table tips and tricks discussions.
- Specimen chemical preparation, theory and practical lab work, for OLM, TEM, and SEM
- Sectioning for OLM (0.5 µm), TEM (100-60 nm)
- Critical Point Drying (CPD) and HMDS prep for SEM
- Instrument theory and hands on operation for OLM, TEM, and SEM
- Hitachi S3500 SEM
- Leica UC7 Microtome
- Zeiss TEM
- Q150T Coater
- RMC Power Tome XL
- EMS 9000 Microwave
- Lynx II Processor
- K850 CPD
- K750X Freeze Dryer
- COXEM SEM EM-30N
Registration will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants.
EMS will provide samples to those who prefer not to bring their own.
Introduction to Microscopy Techniques
This course will give participants an overview of the specimen preparation requirements, basic skill sets, and instrument theory/operation needed to perform as a technician in an electron microscopy laboratory.