IQ Center Equipment

These pages conting information about the equipment that is available for use in the IQ center. Some of this equipment lives permanently in a room that may be reserved, some is in a shared space and some is mobile. Check the page to see where it is located. Room descriptions are available here, and reservation information is available here.

Olympus BX-41 Upright Microscope

The Olympus BX41 is a high performace and versatile microscope which makes superb fluorescence microscopy possible with its incident light fluorescence illuminator.

High-Speed Camera

The IQ Center houses a Phantom Miro M110, a high speed camera capable of capturing over 1,600 frames-per-second at full 1280 x 800 resolution.

3D Printing

The IQ Center is home to a ProJet 260 3D printer made by 3D Systems. This printer offers rapid 3D printing in full color. Printing on a bed of reusable powder allows complex models to be printed with no support structures to remove.

Scanning Electron Microscope

The IQ center features a Zeiss EVO 15 Scanning Elecron Microscope. This is a flexible variable pressure SEM with wide range of detectors including secondary electron, backscatter, XDS and EBDS.

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

An important instrument for the study of biological systems is the laser scanning confocal microscope. The IQ center is home to an Olympus IX81 inverted laser scanning confocal. This Scope is outfitted with multiple laser wavelenths and a humidified temperature controlled chamber covering the stage, making in perfect for long term study of living samples.

Upright Fluorescence Microscope

The Olympus BX 61 is an upright microscope with automated stage control. This microscope is also equipped with a CCD camera and Neurolucida software for automated nuron tracing and reconstruction.

Carbon Thread Evaportion Device

The Leica EM CED030 is a compact bench-top single and multiple carbon thread evaporation device for producing conductive carbon films on specimens for X-ray microanalysis (EDX, WDX) and carbon reinforcement films on collodium or formvar coated specimen support grids for TEM (from manufacturer).

Sputter Coater

The Cressington 108 sputter coater has fully variable current control, digital process timer with "pause", variable height specimen table, hinged top-plate and o-ring sealed vacuum chamber. The current controller allows independent choice of sputter current and argon pressure. Coverage and grain size are optimized for any specimen.