Powerful electron microscopes aid research
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:00 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 01.02.13
KNOXVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee is improving its research capabilities with two new powerful electron microscopes.
George Pharr, with UT’s Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, told the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/ZA9Lr6) you can’t do good research without good microscopes. And these are really good.
The $2.5 million Zeiss Libra 200 transmission electron microscope is one of only four or five like it in the world. It has a magnification power of 1 to 10 million times.
The second microscope is the $1 million Zeiss Auriga crossbeam, with a magnification power of 100,000.
Both microscopes will be housed at the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, which includes a team of scientists from UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The facility is expected to open in late 2014 or early 2015.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com