Centre for High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy

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SAMPLE PREPARATION Facilities

The Centre houses the necessary equipment to prepare specimens for both materials and biological research. Specimens are prepared with assistance from a dedicated sample preparation team. Facilities and techniques include diamond wire saws, a diamond disc saw, cold mounting, a hot mounting press, grinding and polishing machines, a suite of Gatan PIPS ion mills, and an ion-cross polisher. For SEM analysis of electrically nonconductive materials, there are two sputter coaters for gold, iridium or carbon coating. The Centre also has an ultramicrotome and a critical point dryer for the preparation of biological samples.

quick contact

   Telephone: 

(041) 504 4283
(041) 504 2143                  


   Email:

chrtem@mandela.ac.za

General Enquiries (no bookings)

For general enquiries only. For booking requests visit our Access Link.

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