Facility for Scanning Electron Microscopy

The facility within the research group Nuclear Architecture runs a scanning electron microscope (Hitachi S5500). Equipped with a cold field emission cathode and a special electron optical "in-lens" system, this microscope is optimized for ultra-high resolution in the low nanometer range within small-area samples (< 10 mm2) at low accelerating voltages. In addition to the secondary electron detector, the microscope is equipped with two backscattered electron detectors and one STEM detector. The research group, focused on the investigation of subcellular structures, offers support especially for the preparation of biological samples and advice for their analysis by using the S5500.

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