This is Kevin Rapp, a technician in the lab running some test captures on our original JEOL transmission electron microscope. This microscope is likely the highest use electron microscope on planet Earth, having been run effectively non-stop for over a decade. This microscope, purchased through a generous gift from Martha Ann Dumke Healey made possible our entire connectomics initiatives.
This is Becca Pfeiffer setting up a test capture on our new JEOL electron microscope. We’ve customized this scope, like our previous scope, and it is taking us a little while to track down some variables with a piece of equipment this complex and hammer them down. My thanks to Becca, Jamie and Kevin for working through this together.
It is time to say goodbye to a workhorse that has been a part of a tremendous amount of retinal science to make room for a new instrument that will help us expand our workflow. See more over on Jonesblog.
We are retiring our Hitachi H-600 Transmission Electron Microscope to make room for a new JEOL (@JEOLUSA) replacement to keep company with our other workhorse JEOL JEM-1400. I have mixed feelings about retiring this microscope as this is the system we originally developed the first code to mosaic and register images and image slices for our connectomics work.
This fully functional and well cared for microscope will be made available through the University of Utah Surplus and Salvage as an auction if you are interested in bidding on it. Contact me: bryan dot jones at m dot cc dot utah dot edu or @BWJones if you are interested in it.