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The Imaging facility at C-CAMP provides researchers with access to High-End Platform Technologies in the Imaging space. Through C-CAMP, these technologies are also being made available to industry and commercial entities. The facility houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment to allow researchers to observe nano-scale architecture and phenomena in living systems. Some of the applications of the Electron Microscopes and Scanner avaiable at the facility are listed as under:
 
Scanning Electron Microscope (Zeiss Merlin Compact VP)

•Ultrastructural details of surface features

•Secondary electron, back-scattered electron detectors

•Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy

•Variable pressure mode (Hydrated biological samples can be seen without much sample processing)

•Cryo mode (Fully hydrated samples in vitrified state, close to their pristine state)
 
Transmission Electron Microscope (Thermo Fisher Technai T12)

•Ultrastructural details of thin samples

•Bright Field Imaging

•Tomogram generation
 
MicroCT Scanner (Bruker SkyScan 1272)

•3-D imaging of biological samples at micrometric resolution

•Non-invasive, non-destructive method for tomogram regeneration of objects several mm in dimension

•Routinely used for mineralized samples like teeth and bone; other tissues like muscles etc.