Research at the atomic level has received a boost with the opening of the Southwestern Center for Aberration Corrected Electron Microscopy, a state-of-the-art facility at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.
The LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science opened the new building with bays for four microscopes, including two aberration corrective electron microscopes funded by the National Science Foundation. The new microscopes are expected to produce the clearest possible subatomic views of matter.
The building was designed to minimize the impacts of the environments in which the microscopes operate: vibrations, noise, electrical fields, temperature changes, air current and pressure pulses. To read more about the facility and its unveiling last Wednesday, click here.