Scanning-electron microscope

The Zeiss EVO 25 is housed in Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center

WFMZ-TV covered Lafayette’s acquisition of a new scanning-electron microscope (SEM), a sophisticated tool that will unlock research opportunities for faculty and students.

The microscope, which uses a beam of electrons, instead of light, to see an image, is a high-tech, industry-standard, long-awaited tool that will open up numerous research and collaborative opportunities with other institutions.

Professors of biology, geology and physics from Lafayette and other schools, including Moravian University and Lehigh University, just wrapped up in-depth training that taught them how they could use the microscope in conjunction with others. High schoolers, starting with a group from Phillipsburg, will be visiting campus to learn about the microscope.

“We’re not only using it for research, but we’re using it to inspire the next generation of scientists,” said James Dearworth, associate professor of biology, who wrote the grant to obtain the SEM.

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