SEM - Tescan MIRA3 - Status: Available
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Rate Notes: Published rates are for first 8 hours. Rate then decreases to $15.50/hr. for Internal Standard - $23.25/hr. for External Academic & Gov. - $31/hr. for External Int. Academic - $46.50/hr. for External Affiliated Commercial/Industrial - $62/hr. for External Commercial/Industrial.
The Tescan MIRA3 scanning electron microscope rasters a focused energetic beam (probe) of electrons across a specimen surface. The interactions of the beam with the specimen are detected and then recorded as a function of probe position and used to generate two-dimensional images of the specimen. The signals that can be detected include secondary and backscattered electrons (for imaging), X-rays (for chemical analysis), and electron backscattered diffraction patterns (for structural analysis).
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Course EMA 6507 or Discussing with staff the content of the following reading material: Goldstein, J.I., Newbury, D.E., Echlin. P., Joy, D.C., Romig, A.D. Jr., Lyman, C.E., Fiori,C., and Lifshin, E. Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis, A Text for Biologists, Materials Scientists, and Geologists. Third Edition. 2003. ISBN 0-306-47292-9 Chapters 2, 3 and 5. You will be directed to a quiz sign up link when requesting training for any of the SEM's. Latest Status Log EntryAug 31, 2023 - Resource Status Up - Ready to use.
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