Scanning Electron Microscopy

Scanning Electron MicroscopeThe JEOL 6060 scanning electron microscope is a high-performance, low cost, compact, scanning electron microscope with excellent SE and BSE resolution, used for investigations of bulk specimens. The intuitive PC interface allows the instrument to be easily operated. Standard automated features include auto focus, auto gun (Bias), auto stig, auto saturation, and automatic contrast and brightness. Images are captured in digital format, ready for computer-assisted processing and analysis.

The JEOL 6060 SEM also includes an Energy Dispersive X-ray Microanalysis System from Oxford Instruments (High Wycombe, UK).

Oxford’s INCA Energy 350 software package (Windows XP TM platform) allows users to perform element analysis of points or line scans, as well as larger area element and phase mapping with image drift correction. Both qualitative and quantitative data can be attained.

4-aPL human plasma, 45 degree tilt     mouse lung bronchial epithelium x4000     mouse lung bronchial epithelium x8500


Papers published from the MIC:

  • Alghamdi, S., et al. (2018). "The role of water in the initial sliding of nacreous tablets: Findings from the torsional fracture of dry and hydrated nacre." J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 88: 322-329.
  • Alghamdi, S., et al. (2017). "Catastrophic failure of nacre under pure shear stresses of torsion." Sci Rep 7(1): 13123.
  • Bouchard, B. A., et al. (2018). "Microparticles formed during storage of red blood cell units support thrombin generation." J Trauma Acute Care Surg 84(4): 598-605.
  • Fenn, S. L., et al. (2016). "Dual-Cross-Linked Methacrylated Alginate Sub-Microspheres for Intracellular Chemotherapeutic Delivery." ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 8(28): 17775-17783.
  • Gupta, D., et al. (2017). "Temporal characterization of beta cell-adaptive and -maladaptive mechanisms during chronic high-fat feeding in C57BL/6NTac mice." J Biol Chem 292(30): 12449-12459.
  • Hamlington, K. L., et al. (2018). "Linking lung function to structural damage of alveolar epithelium in ventilator-induced lung injury." Respir Physiol Neurobiol 255: 22-29.
  • Kaiser, S., et al. (2015). "Exploratory use of docetaxel loaded acid-prepared mesoporous spheres for the treatment of malignant melanoma." Cancer Nanotechnol 6: 1.
  • Kostyun, J. L., et al. (2017). "Heterochronic developmental shifts underlie floral diversity within Jaltomata (Solanaceae)." Evodevo 8: 17.
  • Kostyun, J. L., et al. (2019). "Evidence of a largely staminal origin for the Jaltomata calliantha (Solanaceae) floral corona." Evodevo 10: 9.
  • Li, Y., et al. (2019). "An experimental study on adhesion between steel and cement pastes using particle probe scanning force microscopy." Journal of the American Ceramic Society 102(3): 1347-1361.
  • Liu, Z. W., R.; Du, F.; Giles, C.; Dewoolkar M.; Huston, D.; Tan, T. (2020). "Avalanches during flexure of early-age steel fiber reinforced concrete beams." Materials and Structures 53(76): 1-20.
  • Liu, Z. W., R.; Du, F.; Giles, C.; Dewoolkar M.; Huston, D.; Tan, T. (2020). "Measurement of stress-time avalanches inside polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete beams during flexure." Construction and Building Materials.
  • Liu, Z. W., R.; Du, F.; Giles, C.; Dewoolkar M.; Huston, D.; Tan, T. (2021). "A study on avalanches of early age basalt fiber reinforced concrete beams during flexure." Journal of Cleaner Production 279.
  • Munson, P., et al. (2018). "Exosomes from asbestos-exposed cells modulate gene expression in mesothelial cells." FASEB J 32(8): 4328-4342.
  • Preston, J. C., et al. (2019). "Implications of region-specific gene expression for development of the partially fused petunia corolla." Plant J.
  • Rand, J. H. and D. J. Taatjes (2018). "Reimagining the antiphospholipid syndrome, an enigmatic thrombophilic disorder, through the looking glass of microscopic imaging." Histochem Cell Biol 150(5): 529-543.

Additional publications located here.


  • Peltier-cooled analytical silicon drift detector.
  • X-Stream X-ray acquisition system and detector control.
  • MICS (Microscope Image Capture System).
  • Pentium IV PC, monitor, and printer.
  • Navigator for step-by-step guidance.
  • Advisor for on-line help.
  • Information Management System for simple and logical data management.
  • Reporting for professional report generation with a few mouse clicks.