With minimal training on the university’s old system a user could
see things at about 20,000 times magnification. On the new FE-SEM with the same
minimal training, that same person could see things at 120,000 times
magnification. That’s an increase of 6-fold, right out of the box. And with
advanced training, we can potentially get magnifications as high as 600,000
microscope will be used over the next decade for research that encompasses
diverse areas in Geology, Chemistry and nanotechnology.
The research is
innovative and is likely to lead to new materials for sensor applications,
improved mining processes, adding value to forest products, a better
understanding of iron deposits and the remediation of mine waste. Students enrolled in new PhD programs at
Lakehead University including Materials Science and Biotechnology will appreciate
access to the latest in research discovery tools offered at LUCAS.