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Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscopy

SKYCAM Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscopy




  • Acquired from Y12 National lab in Oakridge TN. At the time of acquisition there were two such units in the US both at Oakridge Y12 labs. One unit was recommissioned at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and the other here at WKU.


  • To read about the LCSEM Microscope images being used for an investigation download the document below.



Capabilities of Microscope


  • The unit can handle complete parts up to 1.5 meters Square and weighing up to 600 lbs. of weight EDX, EHT, and Backscatter Detectors are on board with other types available EBDX (crystal structure ) ECT.


    • Up to 100 thousand X capable
    • Non destructive
    • Both conductive and non conductive materials scanned
    • Both high vacuum and variable vacuum capable


Service Fees


  • External charges $300.00/ hr.,


  • Internal / Graduate Students $100.00 per event up to 20 views including EDX,


  • Students no charge.


Please contact Martin Cohron (Martin.cohron@wku.edu) for more information about service fees and the instrument.





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LCSEM Microscope

LC-SEM Microscope in Action.


LCSEM Microscope


Image of LCSEM Microscope


Image taken using LCSEM

Image taken using LC-SEM Microscope



Inside view of LC-SEM Microscope




Full View of LC-SEM Microscope



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 Last Modified 1/8/24