General Approach

If you plan to use the instrument on a regular basis or have a large number of specimens that you need to complete, we recommend learning to use the instrument for yourself. Formal training is required for most instruments.

Many of the instruments have an affiliated course at Michigan Tech. Training may consist of coursework, practical exams, one-on-one training, or informal learning. Check each instrument page in shared facilities for the appropriate training and courses.

Only authorized users will be permitted to use the instruments. Users can be authorized upon successful completion of training classes and will be classified as restricted or unrestricted.

Users are not permitted to train other users.

If you do not wish to be trained on the instruments, please schedule a time with the director or a lab manager to help you with your work.

Instrument Training Sample Preparation Sample Analysis
Asylum Research MFP-3D Origin+ AFM Yes   Yes
Cressington 208HR Sputter Coater Yes Yes Yes
Denton DV-502A Carbon Evaporator Yes Yes Yes
FEI 200kV Titan Themis STEM Yes   Yes
Hitachi FB-2000A FIB Yes Yes Yes
Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM Yes   Yes
JEOL IB-19500CP Ion Mill Yes Yes Yes
Leica CPD 030 Critical Point Dryer Yes Yes Yes
Leica Ultracut Ultramicrotome Yes Yes Yes
Perkin Elmer PHI-660 Scanning Auger Microscope Yes   Yes
PHI 5800 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer Yes   Yes
Philips XL 40 ESEM Yes   Yes
Scintag XDS2000 Powder Diffractometer Yes   Yes
Scintag XDS-2000 PTS Yes   Yes
Siemens D500 Powder Diffractometer Yes   Yes
Xenemetrix EX-6600 EDS Yes   Yes

Request Services

Liquid Nitrogen

Request LN2 Training

Confocal Imaging Facility

Olympus FluoView FV1000 Confocal Microscope
  • Training Request
  • Responsible Agreement
Attune NxT Acoustic Focusing Cytometer
  • Training Request