The Microscopy Center at UL Lafayette is a research facility available to faculty, graduate students, and outside industry. Centrally located in Billeaud Hall, the multidisciplinary laboratory consists of a twelve room suite containing a full complement of equipment.
The Center offers a variety of instruments useful for imaging, structural analysis, and elemental determinations. Our staff can assist with or perform the following analysis:
- Light microscopy including fluorescence, Nomarski, and confocal.
- Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
- Transmission (TEM) and scanning (SEM) electron microscopy with energy dispersive and x-ray fluorescence, backscatter, and environmental modes.
High-resolution digital image capture is available from most instruments with preparative equipment is on site. A wide variety of samples can be imaged. Our facility has been used by many area businesses in the fields of oil exploration, plastic fiber manufacturing, microencapsulation technology, and metal testing.