Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Overview of Services

The Electron Microscopy Laboratory offers the tools and technical expertise for research and training in microscopy with both light and electron microscopes. We maintain and operate electron microscopes (TEM and SEM with EDS), a confocal laser scanning microscope, and the ancillary equipment needed for the preparation of specimens for EM and other microscopy. Our multiple light microscopes encompass optics for bright-field, phase-contrast, differential-interference, and fluorescence imaging.

Technical Services:

• Microscope operation—full operation of all electron and light microscopes.
• Specimen preservation by chemical and microwave-enhanced fixation.
• Specimen embedment in media suitable for TEM or light microscopy.
• Critical-point-drying of specimens for SEM.
• Metal coating of specimens by evaporative or sputter technology.
• Consulting on techniques of microscopy

Leadership

Luke Doucette
General Manager of CORE
207-581-2251
luke.doucette@maine.edu


Megan Tardif
Financial Manager of CORE
207-581-1225
megan.tardif@maine.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 
8 AM - 4:30 PM  

11 Murray Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Links and Resources

  1. Electron Microscopy Core Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Kelly Edwards
Manager, Electron Microscopy Laboratory
 
207-581-2566
 
edwards@maine.edu
 
11 Murray Hall
 

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