The scanning electron microscope (SEM) lab is a “watering
hole” location in the museum, a place where scientists
of all stripes gather. The SEM
lab is especially useful to those dealing with morphology;
that is, the shape and structure of living things.
These handmade microscopes are massive and built for
looking at objects just a few microns across. Special
flooring with heavy, concrete pads minimizes jitter-causing
vibrations. Samples to be viewed go into the small door
at the bottom.
Watch a Webcast
about the SEM.