User fees apply for instrumentation use and technical support. Departmental Liaison memberships as available, which includes a reduced fee schedule. Please contact our Business Manager, Maria Brace, for more information.
(Iacocca C-135 and C-136)
The Department has several dissection and compound microscopes
that are freely available as well as four fluorescence microscopes:
the Nikon Eclipse TE200U, the Nikon Eclipse E800, and the Nikon
SMZ1500. Three Nikon digital cameras are also available for use with
The Department of Biological Sciences has a LVEM5 (Delong LVEM5 Team, Montreal) electron microscope, which features a benchtop (miniature) design, high-brightness Shottky emitter and minimal maintenance, TEM mode, high contrast and no staining (polymers, bio-materials). At 5 kV, the LVEm5 provides up to 10 times higher contrast than a conventional TEM at 80kV. The LVEM5 is the first benchtop low-voltage electron microsocpe. The unique features of our LVEM5 as compared with the conventional TEM are:
- enhanced contrast for organic specimens (reducing or eliminating the need in contrasting agents)
- compact size
- simple operation (can be used by all group members, not just by a dedicated operator)
- can be used for training/teaching undergraduate students
- can be used as a screening step before submitting sample to analytical TEM/SEM procedures.
For further information, or to learn how you can enhance your research with this piece of equipment, please contact our lab technician, Lee Graham (610-758-5683).
Researchers also have access to the 10 electron
microscopes found at Lehigh in the Department of Material Science.