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Laboratory for In-situ Microscopy & Analysis (LIMA) Microscopy Suite

Granite concrete floor

Microscopy Suite

Facilities and Equipment

Carl Zeiss Evo LS15 Variable Pressure SEM





SE, BSE, VPSE & EPSE detectors
Elemental X-ray Analysis
Electron Back Scatter Diffraction
Heating/cooling capabilities
In-situ Mechanical testing

Alicona Infinite Focus 3D Profilometer

5, 10, 20, 50, 100X objectives
Profile form, 3D-Form
Profile/Surface Roughness
2D Measurements & Automation

Micromechanical stages

2, 20, 150, 660, 2000 & 5000N load cells
Heating/cooling modules
Bending, double torsion & Brazilian disk testing
In-situ EBSD & DIC capability
Compatible with all LIMA Microscopes 


Specimen preparation area

Hot & Cold mounting
Accurate grinding/cutting/polishing
Optical Microscopy - 5,10,20, 50, 100X objectives
Bright/Dark Field, Polarized Light
Microhardness testing