Instruments & Rates

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Transmission Electron Microscopes

FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit BioTWIN 

This Lab6 emission, 80 kV microscope is optimized for examining biological specimen with either plastic or cryo sections, and routine negative stained samples. It is equipped with a SIS Morada 11 megapixel CCD camera. The setup provides quick viewing on a large area and good quality and contrast digital imaging.

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Transmission Electron Microscopes

FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit TWIN (T12) 

The LaB6 emission, 120 kV microscope can operated at both room temperature or cryo modes, it is suitable for applications such as sample screening in negative staining, particle recongnition and analysis in material, and cryo EM imaging. It is equipped with a Gatan has an UltraScan 4000 (4k x 4k) CCD camera, and a TV-camera.

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Transmission Electron Microscopes

FEI Tecnai F20 Cryo EM 

The FEI Tecnai F20 microscope has a Schottky Field Emission source and operates at 200 kV, equipped with a Gatan K2 Summit Direct Detector. It is dedicated for high-resolution single particle imaging and cryo electron tomography. There are multiple Gatan cryo holders available along with a FEI room-temperate holder. 

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Transmission Electron Microscopes

FEI Tecnai G2 F20 XT (TF20 TOMO) 

The 200kV FEI Tecnai F20 X-Twin with a Schottky field emitter is designed to produce high resolution performance. This microscope features a 4k x 4k FEI Eagle CCD and an AMT NanoSprint1200 CMOS camera. Two tomography holders (single-tilt and dual-tilt) are available. This microscope is mainly used for electron tomography image acquisition from resin-embed samples and negative staining imaging.

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Biological Specimen Preparation

Leica EM HPM 100 high pressure freezer

- Not applicable

Biological Specimen Preparation

Leica EM AFS2 freeze substitution machine

- Not applicable

Ultramicrotomes

Leica EM UC7 ultramicrotome

- Not applicable

Cryo EM Sample Preparation

FEI Vitrobot Mark IV

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Cryo EM Sample Preparation

Bal-Tec SCD 005 sputter coaters

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Cryo EM Sample Preparation

Gatan Solarus Advanced plasma system (Model 950)

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Carbon Evaporators

Leica EM ACE 600 high vacuum coater 

This high vacuum evaporator is designed to produce very thin, fine-grained and conductive metal and carbon coatings for highest resolution EM analysis.

- Not applicable

Carbon Evaporators

Leica EM ACE 200 low vacuum coater 

This machine is used for making carbon thin film on EM grids, it has a quartz thickness measurement, provides quick and reproducible results.

- Not applicable

Additional Equipment

  • Image analysis (IMOD/Amira) workstation
  • Olympus BX51 optical/fluorescence microscope
  • Olympus CK2 cell culture microscope
  • Leica EM KMR2 knife maker