Celebrating MRL electron microscopy renovations Featured

The Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) will celebrate renovations to the Electron Microscopy (EM) Shared Experimental Facility in Building 13 on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is open only to the MIT community. 

Transmission Electron Microscopy in MIT Materials Research Laboratory.
A specially designed transmission electron microscope in MIT Materials Research Laboratory’s newly renovated Electron Microscopy (EM) Shared Facility in Building 13. Photo, Denis Paiste, Materials Research Laboratory.

The EM suite, which is part of the National Science Foundation-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) within MRL, is now home to an ultra-high vacuum evaporator system and specially designed transmission electron microscope, which IBM donated to MIT. The equipment will be used by Frances M. Ross, the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, who joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) faculty last year, moving from the Nanoscale Materials Analysis department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

Greene Construction completed the EM suite renovations, which included new flooring and lighting, a new entrance, repainting, and an updated meeting area with video presentation capability for meetings or teaching.

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