UNH has recently received a NSF Major Research Instrumentation award for a new Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM). The unit will be housed at the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) in the basement of Parsons Hall. The grant is a result of a collaborative proposal developed by investigators from Mechanical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, and the UIC. Expect to hear more about this in February 2014.
Flow cytometry is a method for the measurement of relative size, granularity, and fluorescence of single cells in a population of cells suspended in a liquid medium. Samples are stained with specific fluorescently-labeled reagents (e.g., antibodies). The labeled cells are illuminated by a 488 or 635 nm laser, and the fluorochrome emission (fluorescent intensity) and light scatter (cell size and complexity) are recorded.