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Electron Microscopy

Close-up image of a fly.

The Denver Microbeam Laboratory houses a JEOL 5800LV electron microscope equipped with secondary and backscatterd electron detectors, an energy dispersive x-ray system (EDS), a cryogenic stage, and a cathodoluminescence detector. The instrument can operate at low vacuum (<2 torr) or at low voltage for analysis of uncoated specimens.

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