Project

Cryo-scanning electron microscope (Cryo-SEM)

Duration
22 July 2010 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Other materials engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
ultra high-resolution microstructure cryo-SEM EDX
 
Project description

Materials can’t be observed using SEM without removing water. In contrast, cryo-SEM can be used to study the microstructure of hydrated samples. The goal of cryo-SEM is to vitrify the liquid phase with all the constituents, preserving them in their natural and original state. Cryo-SEM offers an obvious added-value in the visualization of both food products and other biological systems.