Electron Optics Laboratory
Lab Director: Professor James E. Wittig 615-343-6028
Lab Contact: Dr. Anthony B.Hmelo email@example.com or 615-343-7212, 6516 Stevenson Center
The VINSE Electron Optics center, located in SC 5602, is a multi-user facility for materials characterization using electron microscopy. The central instrument is a Hitachi S4200 high resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with a cold field emission electron gun, digital imaging, and a thin-window energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (EDS). Higher resolution is available using the Philips CM20 transmission electron microscope (TEM) with a scanning transmission (STEM) attachment and EDS detector. Support equipment includes a digital image processing lab and complete sample preparation capability for metals, semiconductors, ceramics, and polymers.