INSTRUMENTATION2018-02-01T18:52:47+00:00

Instrumentation

Electron Microscopes

The microscopes are housed in specially built sound proof rooms, with each microscope placed on a concrete slab that extends to Manhattan bedrock or on a customized vibration table. This construction allows the instruments to be isolated from vibrations or other disturbances commonly found in the city. The walls are sand-filled to keep the rooms quiet. An air conditioning system with duct socks produces near laminar flow, and wall padding minimizes perturbations. The Krios and Helios rooms are additionally fitted with Electro-Magnetic isolation systems.

Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs)

FEI Titan Krios#1

  • Volta phase plates
  • Falcon III direct detector 4k x 4k
  • Gatan K2 direct detector 3838 x 3710
  • Ceta CMOS detector 4k x 4k

FEI Titan Krios#2

  • Cs corrector
  • Volta phase plates
  • Falcon III direct detector 4k x 4k
  • Gatan Bioquantum K2 direct detector 3838 x 3710
    • energy filter
  • Ceta CMOS detector 4k x 4k

FEI Titan Krios#3

  • Volta phase plates
  • Falcon III direct detector 4k x 4k
  • Gatan Bioquantum K2 direct detector 3838 x 3710
    • energy filter
  • Ceta CMOS detector 4k x 4k

FEI Tecnai F20

  • DE20 direct detector 4k x 5k
  • TVIPS  F416 CMOS detector 4k x 4k
  • Autofiller in Test February 2018

Tecnai T12 BioTWIN

  • TVIPS F416 CMOS detector 4k x 4k

JEOL JEM-1230

  • Gatan US-4000 CCD detector 4k x 4k

Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM)

Light Microscope

FEI Helios 650

TLD, ETD, ICE detectors

Nikon Eclipse Ti U

Epi-Fluorescence Module

Computational Resources

1 PB GPFS
Parallel File System

Additional equipment:

  • Plasma cleaner: Gatan Solarus Model 950
  • Plunge Freezers: Gatan CP3 Cryoplunge 3, FEI Vitrobot, Leica GP-EM
  • High Pressure Freezers: Bal-Tec HPM 010 High Pressure Freezing Machine, Wohlwend HPF Compact 01
  • Evaporator: Cressington Carbon Evaporator
  • Ultramicrotome: Leica EM UC6