Rice University

Shared Equipment Authority


Microscope: Zeiss Axioimager Z2

Zeiss Axio Imager Z2 upright microscope is capable to perform epi-fluorescence imaging in combination with transmitted-light brightfield, darkfield and DIC. The system is equipped with series of objectives (2.5X, 5X, 10X, 20X, 40x dry and 63X, 100X oil) with complete DIC sliders and corresponding modules/analyzers. The new 63X water dipping objective just recently purchased (Dec 2013). It also has mechanical stage 75x50R and heavy duty focusing drive motorized (for x,y,z movement) with 10 nm stepsize.

QSense E4 Quartz Crystal Microbalance

As of Dec 1, 2015, all appointments must be made using FOM. This site's calendar is no longer in use.

Q-Sense E4 Auto is an automated, real-time, analytical instrument for studying molecular events occurring on surfaces. The E4 Auto measures mass and viscoelastic properties of molecular layers as they accumulate or change on the chosen sensor surface. Information on Q-Sense can be found at http://www.q-sense.com/.

Crystals are sold separately as follows:

SiO2: $100 each

Gold: $60 each