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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.