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The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Oral Health Sciences administers the Electron Microscope Facility housed in the Dentistry/Pharmacy Building. The Facility comprises a Hitachi S-2500 Scanning Electron Microscope (installed 1991), and a Hitachi Transmission Electron Microscope H-7000 (installed 1988). The SEM unit is also equipped with a backscatter detector and a PCI digital imaging system. The lab is also equipped with three ultrathin section microtomes: one Ultracut and two Sorvall are for free use, while the Ultracut E is reserved for our routine service. One sputter coater and one critical point dryer are on duty.
The lab has a mini library with a collection of TEM and SEM books and a subscription of "Journal of E.M. Technique". Users are welcome to use the library. Dr. Chen is willing to provide current protocols and consultation regarding techniques.
The Unit Supervisor is Dr. Ming H. Chen PhD., contact phone 492-3621, or e-mail Dr. Ming Chen.
Please feel free to e-mail Dr. Chen
First Come First Serve. Any departments
or faculties from the University or organizations outside
the campus are welcome. The lab also provides a specimen
preparation service for both TEM and SEM materials. The
hours of service are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Drop-in or
call to set microscope times.
To see the user charges on the worker.
Dr. Chen also offers non-credit, hands-on courses on scanning and transmission electron microscope. These courses are limited to small groups with a maximum of six people. Private lessons are also available.
Click on the question mark to obtain more information about the course and to see some previous students.
To see some electron microscope images on the photobook.
The World Wide Web offers a tremendous
opportunity for information exchange. There are several
sites on the internet that Dr. Chen has found useful in
keeping up to date on the latest microscopy technologies
and techniques. Also, there are many sites that allow Dr.
Chen to contact other electron microscopists around the
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