Louisiana State University in ShreveportÂ has selected the LVEM5 Benchtop electron microscope to add to its research instrumentation. The microscope was installed in the Chemistry And Physics Department.Dr. William Yu, assistant professor of chemistry states that âIt will be used mostly for research and teachingâ. Dr. Yu intends to use the new microscope for close measurements and lectures for various science labs. Students will be able to access it for experiments and lab-work. The microscope will not be exclusive to the chemistry department. The plan is to make it available to as many people as possible.
The LVEM5 is the only multi-modal desktop EM on the market. It is able to operate in transmission modes as a TEM and in scanning modes as a SEM or STEM. Users are able to obtain all three types of information from the same sample and even the same area of interest. The LVEM5 is also capable of preforming electron diffraction.
The LVEM5 is capable of 1.2nm resolution in TEM mode and 3nm resolution in SEM mode, so you can see even your smallest of particle.
The LVEM5 benefits from a 5kv electron source that means that you can visualize light weight materials such as polymers or biological tissues without the need for heavy metal stains. This is a huge advantage for users who want to get a greater understanding of their materials, and not their stain.