The Penn Dental Medicine SEM Core Facility consists of a JEOL JSM-T330A scanning electron microscope equipped with a Noran System Six X-ray analyzer. Ancillary sample preparation facilities include a critical point dryer and a sputter coater for gold or carbon coating. The system is capable of producing digital images and mapping the elemental composition of the sample on the image. Further, semi-quantitative elemental analysis of samples is provided. Use of the facility by Penn Dental Medicine, other University of Pennsylvania, and outside investigators is provided on a fee for service basis.
|Penn Dental Medicine User||$30/hour|
|Other UPenn User||$40/hour|
(above fees are without technician assistance; technician’s time: $40/hour with ½ hour minimum)