Microscopy and imaging

Microscopy and imaging

Tools to improve our view of the microscopic world

Coating Systems: Emitech K550 Gold Sputter Coater

Sputter Coater for preparing specimens for examination by Electron Microscopy

Used for

Ideal for Biological and Material specimens

Specifications

  • Fully automatic control
  • Low voltage Sputtering
  • Cool Sputtering
  • High Resolution Fine Coating (order of 2nm Gold Grain)
  • Special Rotating Stage with full Tilt Facility
  • Even Thickness Deposition (Typically 20nm or 200 Angstroms for SEM work)
  • 165mm Diameter Chamber

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Coating Systems: Quorum Q 150T ES Carbon/ Chromium Coater

Sputter Coater/Turbo Evaporator for preparing specimens for examination by Electron Microscopy

Used for

Ideal for Biological and Material specimens

Specifications

  • Chromium Sputter coater:
    • Low voltage sputtering
    • Cool sputtering
    • High Resolution Fine Coating (order of 0.5nm Cr grain size)
    • Rotating Stage
    • Even Thickness Deposition (Typically 5nm)
    • 165mm Diameter Chamber
  • Carbon Evaporation:
    • Carbon rod setup
    • Thin films of 5 nm (50A)

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Electron Microprobe: Cameca SX 100

Used for

Analysis of multiple elements within polished sections down to the 100 ppm level

Specifications

  • Typical Sample Type: Polished Thin Sections, Disks, or Mounts
  • Tungsten Filament

Contact

Timothy Murphy
Location: E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 204
Timothy.D.Murphy@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8258

Location

E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 123

Microscope: Atomic Force: Bruker Innova AFM

Innova SPM System, Imaging with Contact and Tapping Mode and force spectroscopy, Imaging with derived modes: Lateral Force Microscopy and Phase Imaging
A high performance 5um x 5um closed loop scanner (2.5um Z range)
NanoScope Analysis software, electronics controller and PC Liquid Imaging option

Used for

Accurate, high-resolution and wide range of functionality for advanced research in physical, life and material sciences

Specifications

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Brightfield: NIKON Eclipse C1 Microscope

Bright field Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens and particle samples

Specifications

  • Ergonomic design
  • LED light
  • CFI Plan Achromat 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 100x oil lens
  • CFI Plan Achromat 40x NCG lens
  • DS-Fi3 Colour CMOS USB3.0 camera:
    • high resolution 5.9 megapixels
    • high sensitivity
    • low noise
    • high-speed live display
    • superior colour reproduction

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Brightfield: Olympus BX50 Upright Microscope

Bright field Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens and material samples

Specifications

  • Routine Bright field microscopy examination
  • Objectives: UPLSAPO10X2 N.A. 0.3,  UPLSAPO20X N.A. 0.75, UPLSAPO40X2 N.A. 0.95, UPLSAPO100X N.A.1.4
  • CCD 14mp

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Brightfield: Olympus BX53 Upright Microscope

Bright field Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens and particle samples

Specifications

  • Bright field imaging
  • DIC
  • Phase contrast
  • High resolution colour Olympus DP73 digital camera
  • Objectives: UPLFLN4X N.A. 0.13, UPLSAPO10X2 N.A. 0.3,  UPLSAPO20X N.A. 0.75, UPLSAPO40X2 N.A. 0.95, UPLSAPO60X N.A. 1.35, UPLSAPO100X N.A. 1.4, PLCN100X N.A. 1.4 oil.
  • CellSens analytical software

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Fluorescence Stereomicroscope: LEICA M205 A

Fluorescence High Resolution  Stereo Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens

Specifications

  • 20.5:1 motorized zoom with 7.8x – 320x magnification range and built in display
  • "Fusion Optics” – combines high resolution and depth of field, resulting in high fluorescence sensitivity and ideal 3-D impression
  • Resolution up to 525 lp/mm (1x objective, 10x eyepieces), maximum resolution up to 1050 lp/mm  (2x objective, 10x eyepieces)
  • “Triple Beam” – exclusive fluorescence illumination beam path for homogeneously illuminated, reflex free field of view and excellent signal to noise ratio
  • Fluorescence filter sets: ET DAPI, ET Lucifer Yellow, ET Red and ET mCherry NB
  • Motorized and coded functions: zoom, four position fluorescence filter turret, iris diaphragm and objective nosepiece
  • Fully apochromatic corrected optics
  • Motorized XY Scanning stage
  • Polarisation stage
  • Full LAS X software package
  • 2 Digital Cameras: DFC550 – 12.5 megapixel high resolution CCD, DFC3000 G – 1.3 megapixel Fluorescence Documentation camera
  • LED spotlight illumination, transmitted light and “Flexi Dome” Diffuse illumination

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Fluorescence Inverted Confocal: Olympus FluoView FV 1000 IX81

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens and biological material samples

Specifications

  • Versatile point-scanning, point-detection, confocal laser scanning microscope
  • Ideal for 3-D imaging, time course experiments, energy transfer visualisation and photobleaching recovery experiments
  • Delivers the High resolution required for multi-dimensional observation of cell and tissue morphology as well as precise molecular localisation
  • Real time visualisation of rapid cell responses
  • Able to measure diffusion coefficients of intracellular molecules and quantifying molecular kinetics
  • 4 laser diodes – 405, 473, 559 and 635nm
  • DIC
  • UIS 2 objectives: UPLSAPO10x2 N.A. 0.4, UPLSAPO20X N.A. 0.75, UPLSAPO40X2 N.A. 0.95, UPLSAPO 60X N.A. 1.35 oil, PLAPON 60xO N.A 1.42BF oil
  • 3 fluorescence channels, 1 transmitted light channel, sequential multi-channel acquisition of up to 10 channels
  • Time lapse imaging
  • The environmental chamber enables temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide regulation, allowing long time-course experiments with live cell

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Fluorescence Inverted Confocal: Olympus FluoView FV 3000RS IX83

High Resolution Live Imaging Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens and nanobiological/particle samples

Specifications

  • Imaging diverse fluorophores in fixed or live samples
  • Temperature, humidity, CO2 control
  • Spectrally tunable detectors
  • Ultra-fast resonant scanning (reduced photo-damage with live samples)
  • 3D z-stacks, timelapse, multi-position timelapse
  • Olympus IX83 fully motorized inverted microscope
  • All Diode Lasers with 4 Laser Lines–405 nm, 488 nm, 561 nm and 640 nm

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Fluorescence: Olympus BX 63

Fluorescence Upright Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens and particle samples

Specifications

  • Fully motorised system features a programmable ultrasonic scanning stage allowing for automated multidimensional and multichannel imaging
  • Highly sensitive dual colour and monochrome digital camera, ideal for fluorescence and brightfield applications
  • Fluorescence; wide band UV (BP330-385), Wide Band Blue (BP450-480), Wide Band Interference Green (BP530-550)
  • Objectives: UPLSAPO4X N.A. 0.16, UPLSAPO10X2 N.A. 0.40, UPLSAPO20X N.A. 0.75, UPLSAPO40X N.A. 0.95, UPLFLN60X N.A. 0.9, UPLSAPO100X N.A. 1.4 oil
  • DIC
  • Brightfield
  • CellSens image analysis software

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Macro & Micro High Resolution Imaging System: BK PLUS Lab System

Macro & Micro High Resolution Imaging System

Used for

Ideal for Biological, Geological, Archaeological and Material samples

Specifications

  • A Macro and Micro Imaging System
  • Imaging Specimen size ranging from 60cm to 60µm
  • This microscope lens will allow you to image clear measurable detail in brilliant colour down to 25 microns
  • Visionary Digital P-51Cam-Lift ultra high precision Linear Actuator
    P-51Cam-Lift camera stand-off with quick release bracket
    Visionary Digital Linear actuator software with image composite settings
    Linear actuator controller with high resolution micro stepper and adjustable optical limit switches. (Resolves to less than 0.5 micron)
  • Canon 5DS (50 Megapixels) Macro camera
  • Canon 7D Mark II (20 Megapixels) Micro camera
  • Microscope lens:  
    5X LD Mitutoyo objective
    10X LD Mitutoyo objective
    20X LD Mitutoyo objective
  • Canon 35mm Wide angle professional lens
  • Canon f2.5 50mm Macro-photography lens
  • Customized Canon MPE 65mm 1-5X micro-photography lens
  • Customized Canon EF 100mm f2.8 IS USM Professional macro lens
  • 1.4X Teleconverter
  • 1600 Watt Power pack for total control of Pro Studio flash heads
  • Flash sync speeds to 1/8000 sec
  • Professional studio flash heads with Modeling Lights
  • Software:
    Our Passport II software
    Phase One Capture One imaging software with 3 seats.
    Photoshop CS6Extended with all loaded pre-sets and measurement
    Zerene Stacker
    Canon EOS Utilities
  • The patented  FX3 Fiber Optic Flash Illumination System

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Scanning Electron Microscope: Field Emission SEM: Jeol JSM 7100F FESEM

The Jeol JSM 7100F FESEM has a resolution (sample dependent) of 1.2nm at 30kV and 3.0nm at 1kV

Used for

Ideal for imaging of micro and nano structures, both biological and material samples.

Specifications

  • Equipped with a Kleindiek MM3A-EM Micromanipulator for precision in-situ nanomanipulation
  • Equipped with EX-94300 SDD Energy Dispersive X-ray analyser

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Scanning electron microscope: FEI Field Emission SEM with Nanomin Software

Used for

High-resolution imaging and mineral/EDX mapping

Specifications

  • Typical Sample Type: Polished Thin Sections, Disks, or Mounts
  • Field Emission
  • 5-30 kV Emission
  • Secondary Electron and Backscatter imaging
  • 2x Bruker XFlash 6|30 EDX Detectors
  • Liquid Nitrogen Condenser

Contact

Sean Murray
E5A - 11 Wally's Walk, Room B11 (MUSSIL)
Sean.Murray@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 6121

Location

E5A – 11 Wally’s Walk, Room B11

Microscope: Scanning Electron Microscope: Tungsten Variable Pressure SEM: JEOL 6480LA

Variable pressure SEM (LV pressure -1 to 270 Pa). Maximum resolution of 4 nm, with a large depth of field. Suitable for analysis of biological and material specimens.

Used for

Great for uncoated biological specimens, also suitable for material specimens.

Specifications

  • Equipped with a Deben Coolstage

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Scanning Electron Microscope: benchtop SEM: Phenom XL

Easy to use multi-functional desktop Scanning Electron Microscope.

Used for

For high-throughput imaging and elemental analysis of biological and material samples, devices and components.

Specifications

  • Electron magnification range: 80 – 100,000x
  • Resolution: ≤ 20nm
  • Acceleration voltages: 5kV, 10kV and 15kV
  • Vacuum modes: standard, charge reduction and high vacuum
  • Detectors: BSD (backscattered), SED (secondary) and EDS
  • Sample size: max. 100mm x 100mm. Up to 36 x 12mm pin stubs
  • EDS mapping, spot and line analysis
  • Real time in-situ tensile testing (MICROTEST module)
  • In-situ chemical probing/molecular imaging of a sample in liquid (Wet Cell II module)

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Scanning Electron Microscope: benchtop SEM: Jeol NEOscope 6000plus

Easy to use, moveable benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope. High and low vacuum modes – non-destructive in low vacuum mode, and no preparation needed for samples in low vacuum mode.

Used for

For portable imaging of biological and material samples, devices and components.

Specifications

  • Electron magnification range: 10 – 60,000x
  • Acceleration voltages: 5kV, 10kV and 15kV
  • Vacuum modes: High and Low vacuum modes
  • Detectors: BSD (backscattered), SED (secondary) and EDS
  • EDS mapping, spot and line analysis.
  • Non-destructive specimen analysis in low-vacuum mode
  • NO preparation to specimens in low-vacuum mode needed
  • Ability to start in low-vacuum mode
  • Manual specimen stage
  • Tilt/rotation motor drive specimen chamber
  • Sample size: max. 70mm x 50mm.
  • Full- auto, filament adjustment, alignment, focus, stigmator, exposure

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Scanning electron microscope: Zeiss EVO|MA15 SEM with Aztec Software

Used for

High-resolution imaging with a specialization in elemental mapping and EBSD

Specifications

  • Typical Sample Type: Polished Thin Sections, Disks, or Mounts
  • Tungsten Filament
  • Backscatter and Secondary Electron Imaging
  • Oxford Instruments X-Max EDX
  • Horiba iHR320 EBSD

Contact

Timothy Murphy
Location: E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 204
Timothy.D.Murphy@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8258

Location

E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 123

Microscope: Shape Analyser: Kruss Drop DSA30

The Drop Shape Analyser DSA30 measuring system

Used for

  • Automatic control of the instrument and data recording by user-defined test methods
  • Measurements at low and high temperatures
  • Evaluation of a digitised drop image by various methods
  • Calculation of the surface energy of a solid by various methods
  • Integrated and extendable databases with substance data on liquids that can be directly linked to the measuring data
  • Comfortable data management and documentation

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Stereomicroscope: NIKON SMZ18

Stereo Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological, Geological, Archaeological and Material samples

Specifications

  • Manual Zoom
  • Ergonomic design and trinocular tilting head
  • Observation: Brightfield and simple polarizing
  • Zoom ratio: 18:1
  • Magnification range: 0.75x – 13.5x
  • P-Plan 1x (W.D. 78mm) objective lens
  • Manual XY stage
  • DS-Fi3 Colour CMOS USB3.0 camera:
    • high resolution 5.9 megapixels
    • high sensitivity
    • low noise
    • high-speed live display
    • superior colour reproduction

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Stereomicroscope: Olympus SZX16

Stereo Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological, Geological, Archaeological and Material samples

Specifications

  • Research Stereo Microscope
  • Zoom 16.4:1
  • Objectives 1x and 2x
  • Transmitted, collar and gooseneck LED illumination
  • Digital colour camera Olympus DP26
  • CellSens imaging software

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Transmission Electron Microscope: Philips CM10 TEM

Transmission electron microscope, with a resolution of up to 0.2 nm

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens and nanoparticle samples

Specifications

  • 100 KV with resolution of up to 0.2 nm
  • Olympus SIS Megaview G2 digital camera has a resolution of 1376 x 1032 pixels with a 14-bit dynamic range (16384 grey values)
  • Measurement and analysis functions are available in Olympus Radius software

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Microscope: Zoom microscope: Microeye Discovery Micros

Educational Zoom Microscope

Used for

Ideal for Biological, Geological, Archaeological and Material samples

Specifications

  • Educational microscopes for school groups
  • Extremely robust and hardwearing
  • LED lighting
  • Ease of use
  • Magnification of 2x to 40x
  • Examine of differing heights (up to 100mm)

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Leica EM CPD 300 Critical Point Dryer

Critical Point Dryer

Used for

Specimen preparation for SEM examination

Specifications

  • Fully automatic critical point dryer
  • Used to dry biological and micro-electro-mechanical samples without distortion
  • Fully reproducible processes through full automation
  • Highly reproducible sample preparation
  • Reduced process times
  • Minimal user interaction time through automation and intuitive software
  • Ease of use y intuitive software and integrated touch screen
  • Store and recall drying programs
  • Flexibility in sample size with large variety of sample holders

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Gatan Dimple Grinder model 656

Material specimen preparation for TEM examination

Used for

Material specimen preparation for TEM examination

Specifications

  • Precision instrument used to produce circular dimples (spherical or flat-bottomed profile) in materials such as ceramics, semiconductors, metals and combinations thereof.
  • *Other applications include the production of accurate, precisely-located taper sections through the surface of specimens, which may then be subjected to analytical techniques such as EDX, SIMS, Auger etc. In this way compositional profiles of segregated surface layers, coating and plantings can be
    obtained rapidly and with excellent “depth resolution.”

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Bookings

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Gatan Pips II Model 695 Precision Ion Polishing System

Precision ion polishing system for precise centering, control and reproducibility of your milling process.

Used for

Ideal for Material specimens

Specifications

  • Compact, benchtop system designed to produce high-quality TEM specimens with exceptionally large, clean, electron-transparent areas.
  • X,Y stage permits alignment of argon beams to region on the sample
  • Improved collimated beam provides useable voltages as low as 100 volts for rapid and damage free preparation of FIB lamella
  • 10” colour touch screen for display and control of all PIPS II parameters

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Leica EM UC7 Ultramicrotome with CCD

Ultramicrotome

Used for

Ideal for Semi-thin and Ultra-thin sections for SEM, TEM and LM examination

Specifications

  • Ergonomic design
  • Fully configurable systems
  • Motorised knife stage
  • Stereo microscope 8:1 zoom
  • IC80 HD digital camera for live viewing

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Reichert Ultracut S microtome

Ultramicrotome

Used for

Ideal for Semi-thin and Ultra-thin sections for SEM, TEM and LM examination

Specifications

  • Ultra-thin sections (80nm) for Transmission electron microscopy
  • Three trans illumination pathways (top, under and behind specimen) facilitate viewing of the specimen
  • Stereo zoom microscope, magnification 10x to 60x

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Leica VT 1000S Vibratome

Vibramicrotome

Used for

Ideal for Fresh or fixed, animal or plant tissues

Specifications

  • A vibrating blade microtome
  • Sections fresh or fixed, animal or plant tissues
  • Can produce Fresh tissue sections in order of 20um that permit enhanced optical resolution
  • The combined use of Vibratome sections and the Inverted Confocal Microscope system allows for imaging experiments to be performed with the high numerical aperture immersion objectives
  • The Vibratome facilitates experimental work where cellular visualisation is critical

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Knifemarker LKB 2178

Glass knife maker for use on the Ultramicrotomes

Used for

Glass knife maker for use on the Ultramicrotomes

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Reichert Jung 1140/Autocut microtome

Universal automatic and manual microtome

Used for

Ideal for Biological and Material specimens

Specifications

  • Universal automatic and manual microtome
  • Stereo microscope
  • Sectioning resin embedded and paraffin-embedded materials
  • Section thickness is adjustable from 3µm to 35µm
  • Glass knives, disposable steel knives and tungsten carbide knives

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Reichert Om E Large Sliding Microtome

Sectioning of hard or large materials, such  as wood, stems, bone, plastics and large muscles

Used for

Ideal for Sectioning of hard or large materials, such  as wood, stems, bone, plastics and large muscles

Specifications

  • Sectioning of hard or large materials, such  as wood, stems, bone, plastics and large muscles
  • Section thickness 1µ to 30µ
  • Specimen blocks up to 35 x 45mm can be held

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: American Optical Spencer Rotary Microtome 820

Sectioning of paraffin embedded material for histology

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens

Specifications

  • Sectioning of paraffin embedded material for histology
  • Manual use
  • Specimens up to 32mm by 27mm
  • Section thickness is adjustable from 1µm to 50µm

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen Preparation Instruments: Leica EG1150 Modular Tissue Embedding station

Paraffin wax embedding station

Used for

Ideal for Biological specimens

Specifications

  • Paraffin wax embedding station
  • Cold plate to allow manipulation of the specimen to give correct cutting orientation
  • Multiple cassette system

Contact

Sue Lindsay
Microscopy Unit Manager
Macquarie University
sue.lindsay@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8124

Rates

Location

14 Eastern Road (E8A), basement level

Facility homepage

Specimen preparation instruments: Selfrag

Used for

Rock disaggregation using high-voltage electrical pulses

Specifications

  • Typical Sample Type: 1 kg of crushed rock, but can do significantly less material

Contact

Lauren Robinson
E5A - 11 Wally's Walk, Room B31
Lauren.Robinson2@students.mq.edu.au

Location

E5A - 11 Wally's Walk, Room B31

Spectrometer: X-ray fluorescence: Bruker M4 Tornado Micro XRF

Used for

In-situ major element composition and elemental distribution of whole samples

Specifications

  • Typical Sample Type: Pretty much anything that will fit inside and withstand vacuum
  • Chamber size: 600mm x 360mm x 260mm
  • Resolution down to 20 μm

Contact

Timothy Murphy
E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 204
Timothy.D.Murphy@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 8258

Location

E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 206

Spectrometer: X-ray fluorescence: Panalytical Axios XRF

Used for

Major element analysis of fused glass beads produced from rock powders

Specifications

  • Typical Sample Type: 1 gram of <63 μm rock powder
  • Fused glass beads produced in-house using your sample
  • 1 kW Source

Contact

Peter Wieland
E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 206
Peter.Wieland@mq.edu.au
T: 02 9850 4402

Location

E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 206

Back to the top of this page