Our instruments are not only used in academic and research labs on campus. We also provide demonstrations for science students from area high schools. We can even perform live demonstrations directly into your classroom using our remote connection capabilities.
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.