The scanning electron microscope facility is situated within the School of Engineering, in Room 113 on the ground floor of the WZ Building at 34 St Paul Street on AUT’s City Campus.
General information as to the capabilities of the SEM, as well as sample and administration requirements can be found here. More specific requirements related to your project or samples can be discussed in depth during your initial consultation.
Before planning or commencing any SEM related work it is recommended that potential users (internal and external) contact the facility coordinator to discuss their project requirements and objectives. The best sample preparation techniques will be discussed, as will whether the proposed work is achievable and/or likely to result in the desired outcomes. It is highly recommended that you do a bit of independent research and bring to initial discussions examples of published work or methodologies conducted in similar research areas to your own, if any exist.