Archive for April, 2013


Here is what you usually see in a leaf cell in Sphagnum moss…

The pore, hyaline cell and fibril.

The pore, hyaline cell and fibril.

Here are some cool yet weird images we observed….

This looks like a cave....

This looks like a cave….

This looks like a twisted peak...

This looks like a twisted peak…

Looks like a bird!!

Looks like a bird!!

Looks like a stick man with one huge eye!

Looks like a stick man with one huge eye!

 

Finally imaging with the microscope!

We actually used gold to coat our samples… how cool is that?!

The process of sputter coating our specimens

Just switching on the microscope…

Just showing how to turn off the sputter coat machine!

Loading the stubs part 2!

Loading the stubs into the sputter machine

The samples on the stubs.

The samples on the stubs.

The stubs in the sputter coating machine.

The stubs in the sputter coating machine.

Ever wonder what those numbers mean at the bottom of the SEM image? Here are some details on those numbers mean…

Vacc. = Vacuum, for biological samples 5kv is recommended.

W.D.= working distance, 12 to 15 mm is ideal..

magnification= how zoomed in you want your image to be…

date= date this image was taken

The image labels...

The image labels…