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The centrally located IMAGE facility provides training, technical service, and research in scanning electron, transmission electron, atomic-force, and light microscopy. Advanced capabilities include x-ray analysis, image analysis, and viewing of specimens under near-atmospheric conditions.

Members of MRS in a tour

Members of MRS in a tour through the IMAGE Center


The EDX detector is available for use.




DATE                      School/Dept/Class         # of students             Instruments

April 26, 2019              SIU Day                              TBD                            SEM/TEM
April 24, 2019              Chem 575                           6 students                 SEM/TEM                                                                                           (Characterization Chemistry Graduate Course)                                     
March 21, 2019           Carbondale High                 12 students               SEM/TEM
March 19, 2019           Math Olympiad                   18 students               SEM/TEM/AFM
January 25, 2019        Honeywell Aerospace         2 Scientists               SEM/TEM
YEAR 2018 TOURS       K-12, Undergraduate         ~100 students          SEM/TEM/AFM
YEAR 2017 TOURS       K-12, Undergraduate         ~100 students          SEM/TEM/AFM
April 9, 2016               Daisy Girls Scouts               15 students              SEM
March 30, 2016           CHEM 575:  Materials         3 students                SEM/TEM                                                                                            (Characterization Chemistry Graduate Course)
March 21, 2016           Materials Research Society  7 students              SEM/TEM                                
January 26, 2016        Plant Biology course           15 students              SEM/TEM


 Nov 15, 2015              Murphysboro High School   17 students             SEM/TEM/AFM/Optical                                                                        (Mrs. O’leary class)