in 1943 and today
Leeds electron microscopy and spectroscopy centre has
been relaunched, following the purchase of new equipment
worth £1.5m. The centre, a collaboration between materials
and earth sciences, provides state-of-the-art facilities
for academic research and local industry.
director Dr Rik Bryson said: "The University gained one
of the first electron microscopes from the War Cabinet
in 1943, and since then has been among the leaders in
the field. The new equipment will allow us to image samples
at much higher resolutions down to atomic lengthscales
and perform chemical analysis from areas of the
size of a few tens of atoms across."
the centres website at http://www.materials.leeds.ac.uk/LEMAS/intro.htm