EMU Specimen Preparation Equipment

The EMU specimen preparation suite includes equipment designed for specimen preparation for microscopy, in addition to basic lab equipment. For training or access to any of these pieces of equipment, please speak to EMU staff.


Equipment type/purpose


Ion milling

Gatan PIPS Model 695


Hitachi IM4000 Ion Milling System


Leica ACE600 sputter coater


Emitech K550x Gold sputter coater


Emitech K575x Pt sputter coater


Emitech K575x with Evaporative Carbon coating accessory


JEOL JEE-420 Evaporative coater


DCT Desktop Carbon coater


Leica EM UC6 Ultramicrotome


Leica EM FC6 Cryo-ultramicrotome


Reichert Ultracut S ultramicrotome

Light microscope

Leica S6E Stereo Microscope


Olympus BX-41 Transmitted Light Microscope


Leica M420 Photomacroscope


3 x Leica S6E Stereo microscope

Biomedical specimen preparation

Tousimis Autosamdri-815 Critical Point Dryer


Pelco Biowave Pro+


Leica EM GP Grid Plunger


Thermo Scientific Fresco21 centrifuge


Leica KMR2 Glass Knifemaker


Leica EM-MP Multiplate


Clinilab SEM Mini-Incubator


2 x Pelco easiGlow Glow Discharge Unit

Materials specimen preparation

Buehler IsoMet 1000 Precision Saw


Struers LaboPol 5


Struers Secotom-10 Saw


S.E.M vacuum oven


Ultrasonics Ultrasonicator


GATAN model 656 dimple grinder


Tripod polisher


Hitachi ZoneSEM