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Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis


Biological tissue, inorganic and organic materials and minerals are analyzed in our Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy & Microanalysis.

Small Matters, Big Results

The Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis (CFAMM) uses state-of-the-art equipment in its research, service and consulting laboratory that characterizes organic and inorganic materials, biological tissue and minerals applying electron beam techniques.

Established in 1996 with funding from the National Science Foundation, CFAMM provides technical support and training to UCR faculty members and students in addition to serving clients in the private sector, government, forensics and academia.

The laboratory uses various methods including CryoTem, which can image frozen tissue at liquid-nitrogen temperatures, and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) which is used to examine surfaces, structures and crystal orientation on a micrometer or submicrometer scale.

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