Smail Gallery Opening Reception for "Macalester Under the Microscope" exhibit

4:30 PM  - 5:00 PM
Tuesday Dec 4, 2012
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center

The use of or investigation with a microscope.

On display are images taken by faculty, staff, and students employing a variety of microscopic techniques for teaching and research here at Macalester. These include both optical and electron microscopy technologies. Optical microscopy techniques include plane and cross-polarized light, stereomicroscopy, fluorescence, and differential interference contrast. Optical microscopes are utilized routinely in every science department on campus and allow users to see millimeter to micron scale features. 

Macalester houses a modern scanning electron microscope (SEM). Electron microscopy techniques include secondary and backscattered electron imaging with millimeter to nanometer scale resolution.  The SEM also allows the user to determine the chemistry of the substance under investigation through the use of both energy and wavelength-dispersive X-ray detectors. X-ray investigations of materials provide precise compositional data in areas as small as a few microns in diameter. 

The opening reception for the exhibit will be Tuesday 4:30 in the Smail Gallery.

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Biology

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