Development of Instruments for Electron Microscopic Preparation

  • Czapek, Wolfgang, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Birnstingl, Gerhard (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Windisch, Gerhard, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Aldrian, Adolf, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Kaltmann, Siegfried, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Hofer, Ferdinand (Principal Investigator (PI))

Project: Research area

Project Details


* Electron microscopic preparation devices for high vacuum preparation techniques as coating, shadow coating, rotation shadowing for transmission and scanning electron microscopy and for X-ray analysis.
* Cryo preparations as freeze fracturing, freeze etching, freeze drying and cryo transfer.
* Gas discharge devices for preparation techniques by activated gases, for sputter coating and ion etching.
* Cryotransfer-systems for sample transfer under high vacuum and low temperature (-196° C) conditions between preperation device and electron microscope
* Critical point dryer for precise dehydration of organic samples
* Ion milling devices to generate electron transparent samples from conductive and nonconductive materials.
* Low-energy ion-milling
* Special specimen holders, e.g. microfluorescence, x-ray microscopy
Effective start/end date1/01/9531/01/03