Imagine having the power to read the mint date on the head of a nickel on the moon. That’s the power of a new electron microscope at UT. The university has two new cutting-edge microscopes worth a total of $3.5 million. The university is hosting an open house to view the instruments on February 6 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Science and Engineering Research Facility Room 307.
UT’s new electron microscopes were featured in an article in the Knoxville News Sentinel and Associated Press. The electron microscopes run the gamut in the discovery and improvement of advanced materials used in areas such as nuclear security, medicine, nanotechnology and green power.