Ohio State’s new microscopy center to revolutionize materials research
With funding from the Ohio Third Frontier program, Ohio State’s new Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) will be the materials characterization epicenter for business and academia worldwide. Medicine, environmental science, and energy materials are among a long list of fields that will yield direct benefits from CEMAS research. Furthermore, public and private partners will be able to collaborate with CEMAS in ways that will spark revolutionary advances. With $28 million dollars of equipment, including ten FEI electron microscopes optimized to perform analysis on the atomic scale, the facility offers tremendous research capabilities under one roof. Electron microscopes are traditionally used to investigate hard materials such as metals and ceramics. Because these microscopes also allow for the examination of materials including polymers, tissues, organic membranes, nanoparticles, and gels, they will spur innovations in fields ranging from transportation to healthcare, aerospace to consumer goods, and more.
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