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Franceschi Microscopy & Imaging Center Franceschi Microscopy & Imaging Center


We are continually striving to upgrade the equipment and capabilities in the Center.

If you are interested in participating in the acquisition of additional equipment, please contact the director.

Facilities & Equipment

Transmission Electron Microscopy:
FEI Tecnai G2 20 Twin

Leica Reichert Ultracut R microtome

Leica EM HPM100 – High Pressure Fixation
Leica EM AFS2

Scanning Electron Microscopy
FEI Apreo Volumescope with EDAX and EBSD detectors

FEI Quanta 200F

Tescan Vega3 with EDAX detector

Freezone Lyophilizer

Cressington High Resolution Sputter Coater – Platinum/Paladium or Chromium
Technics Hummer V sputter coater – Gold

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy:
Leica SP5 – FMIC
Leica SP8 – FMIC

Light & Fluorescence Microscopy Image Analysis Workstation:
Leitz Epi-Fluorscent Microscope with Leica DFC425C Camera

Jung Biocut microtome for paraffin sections
A & O Spencer microtome for paraffin sections
Leica Cryocut 1800 for cryosectioning (LM)

Link to list of all instruments with manufacturer details