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About WKU NOVA Center

The Nondestructive Analysis (NOVA) Center located at Western Kentucky University is the only facility of its kind at a North American University, home to one of the world's largest Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscopes (LC-SEM).

A prototype of the LC-SEM was shown in the Hannover Industrial fair of 1995, attracting the attention of many researchers and scientists from the Engineering and Materials Science community.

Since the beginning, the LC-SEM has been a product of interest for many types of test in a wide range of industries, from Archeology to Aerospace.



To be the preferred and pioneer analytical and technical service provider for nondestructive SEM analysis.



As the only University in the USA or North America with the availability of this technology, the NOVA Center will provide unrivalled Nanometrology, characterization, and analytical services by using the LC-SEM.


Inside LCSEM

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 Last Modified 9/25/14