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Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope

The Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program funded laboratory that allows users to conduct microscopic observation of any materials and structure at the micro and nanometer scale resolution.

The lab houses an FEI Quanta 450 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray (EDAX) detector for elemental analysis, a cooling and heating stage for in-situ testing from -20°C to 1500°C, and a micro tensile stage for mechanical testing. LTU students, faculty, and researchers from partner institutions have been using this equipment for a variety of courses and projects.

For more information on using the microscope, visit ltu.edu/engineering/esem-lab