The EM Facility is an institutional resource to meet the electron microscopy needs of faculty, staff and students of the Dartmouth College community, including the College, Thayer School of Engineering, the Dartmouth Medical School, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The instruments are housed in the EM wing of Remsen. Because the facility is intended to provide service to all the campus, yet has limited personnel, a major effort is made to provide training in the use of appropriate instruments to enable users to do their own microscopy. In addition to this training, there will be service assistance available for those unable to spend time on the microscopes, and for processing of biopsy samples from DHMC.
Microscopes have Nanoscope IV controllers.
The reason for having an electron microscope facility is to enable members of the Dartmouth community to use the microscopes. Training of individual researchers, including faculty, staff and students (graduate students with approval from their advisors), will be scheduled on a demand basis. In order to best utilize the time of the E.M. Lab staff a potential user may be asked to wait a short time until two or three persons can be trained at the same time. All users of the Dartmouth EM Facility must be approved by the Facility Director prior to using any of the instruments. This prior approval includes those who have been trained elsewhere in electron microscopy. The intent is not to limit access, but to protect the instruments from possible damage. Contact the Director for detailed information regarding training. General training guidelines are included http://www.dartmouth.edu/~emlab/intro/, and are available on the Public file server.