Powerful microscopes to give UT research a boost

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee is improving its research capabilities with two new powerful electron microscopes.

George Pharr, with UT's Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, told the Knoxville News Sentinel you can't do good research without good microscopes. And these are really good.

The $2.5 million Zeiss Libra 200 transmission electron microscope is one of only four or five like it in the world. It has a magnification power of 1 to 10 million times.

The second microscope is the $1 million Zeiss Auriga crossbeam, with a magnification power of 100,000.

Both microscopes will be housed at the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, which includes a team of scientists from UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The facility is expected to open in late 2014 or early 2015.


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