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University of Vermont College of Medicine Microscopy Imaging Center Scanning Electron Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy


The JEOL 6060 scanning electron microscope is a high-performance, low cost, compact, scanning electron microscope with excellent SE and BSE resolution, used for investigations of bulk specimens. The intuitive PC interface allows the instrument to be easily operated. Standard automated features include auto focus, auto gun (Bias), auto stig, auto saturation, and automatic contrast and brightness. Images are captured in digital format, ready for computer-assisted processing and analysis.

The JEOL 6060 SEM also includes an Energy Dispersive X-ray Microanalysis System from Oxford Instruments (High Wycombe, UK).

Oxford’s INCA Energy 350 software package (Windows XP TM platform) allows users to perform element analysis of points or line scans, as well as larger area element and phase mapping with image drift correction. Both qualitative and quantitative data can be attained.

SEM slide
SEM slide
SEM slide
Papers published from the MIC

Lee JS, Agrawal S, von Turkovich M, Taatjes DJ, Walz DA, Jena BP. (2012) Water channels in platelet volume regulation.  J Cell Mol Med. Apr;16(4):945-9.

Macura SL, Hillegass JM, Steinbacher JL, MacPherson MB, Shukla A, Beuschel SL, Perkins TN, Butnor KJ, Lathrop MJ, Sayan M, Hekmatyar K, Taatjes DJ, Kauppinen RA, Landry CC, Mossman BT. (2012) A multifunctional mesothelin antibody-tagged microparticle targets human mesotheliomas.  J Histochem Cytochem. Sep;60(9):658-74.

Additional papers.

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