Latest user facilities
KU Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) are investing in a new research and treatment centre for proton therapy. The venture is also being supported by Ghent University Hospital.
Focused ion-beam microscopy
Fibre preparation laboratory
Femtosecond laser spectroscopy
The Bruker EMX electron spin resonance spectrometer operates at X-band (9-10 GHz) and has an electromagnet capable of fields up to 1 T.
Clean room (CfAI)
Hitachi analytical SU-70 FEG SEMSchottky field emitter operating at 0.5 to 30 kVHight current (>150 nA) for analytical applicationsSecondary electron (SE) imaging:Lower SE detector: SE BSE electrons collected in the chamber provide images with enhanced topographic effects and good depth of field. High efficiency at long working distances.Upper SE detector: secondary ...
High intensity rotating anode diffractometer
Nikon confocal microscope - used for some biological applications, has also been modified for certain specific physics projects.Home built multiphoton (non-linear) microscope - incorporates adaptive optics for in depth imaging where the aberrations induced by the sample are removed using techniques originally developed for ground based astronomical telescopes.Optical tweezers built around a spatial light modulator for ...
Buehler specimen preparation equipment:SimpliMet 1000 mounting press for embedding samples in bakeliteDelta Abrasimet saw for bulk sectioning Isomet 5000 saw for precision sectioning of small and brittle materialsHandimet 2 Roll Grinder for coarse grinding of specimensMetaServ 3000 variable speed grinder-polisher (x3)