LMGP gets a confocal AFM
Categorie(s) : News, Research
Published : 1 June 2012
The Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (LMGP) is now the proud owner of an atomic-force microscope (AFM) coupled with a fluorescence microscope. This €200,000 piece of state-of-the-art equipment was financed by the European Research Council (ERC) and is installed in CIME’s Nanomonde research center.
The AFM will let LMGP scientists observe biological matter on a scale anywhere from a few nanometers to a hundred micrometers, and the coupled fluorescence microscope will let them precisely determine which areas to look at with the AFM. For the ERC project, scientists will use the AFM to better understand the behavior of cells in contact with multi-purpose films. It will also be made available to other project teams for research or targeted student experiments.