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FEI Systems Selected for UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute

Photonics.com
Jan 2007
The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at the University of California, Los Angeles, has selected FEI Co. of Hillsboro, Ore., to supply three advanced transmission electron microscopes (TEM) for the institute's Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines (EICN) core laboratory. The systems include a 300-kV Titan S/TEM, a second 300-kV Titan optimized for high-resolution structural biology applications, and a 200-kV Tecnai TF20 for high-throughput electron tomographic studies. The instruments will be installed at EICN in the newly-constructed CNSI building. CNSI conducts research in five nanosystems-related areas, including energy, environment and nanotoxicology, nanobiotechnology and biomaterials, nanomechanical and nanofluidic systems and nanoelectronics, and photonics and architectonics. "With these microscopes we will be able to image, characterize and analyze structures down to the atomic scale delivering valuable three-dimensional structural information for cell biological, molecular and materials sciences," said Hong Zhou, EICN faculty director. The first two systems are expected to ship in the first half of 2007 and the third will be delivered in the fourth quarter, FEI said.


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microscope
An instrument consisting essentially of a tube 160 mm long, with an objective lens at the distant end and an eyepiece at the near end. The objective forms a real aerial image of the object in the focal plane of the eyepiece where it is observed by the eye. The overall magnifying power is equal to the linear magnification of the objective multiplied by the magnifying power of the eyepiece. The eyepiece can be replaced by a film to photograph the primary image, or a positive or negative relay...
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