Making Metals

Another bit of fun we've been having is casting metals. We vacuum and backfill to the right pressures: And we melt things! We place significant value on safety, and use all of the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep us safe!

TEM fun

One of the newer machines within our capabilities is the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). Yesterday, Erica and Amir examined some samples for a collaborator with the TEM. Transmission electron microscopy requires an electron-transparent sample, and is capable of resolving individual atoms. Among the information that can be gained from the…