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INACTIVE - ARC - Imaging & Surface Science (ISS)

Important Announcement:

MMA, BIO and ISS iLab seats are merging into one iLab seat for ARC to simplify service requests, equipment scheduling, and billing across multiple ARC centers/labs. This change is anticipated to take effect on September 1. More information will follow.

Overview of Services

Center for Imaging and Surface Science (ISS) is part of the Analytical Resources Core, an Institutional Core Facility at CSU. The ISS director is Jeff Field (

Follow the links below for the iLabs pages of the other branches of the ISS:

ARC-MMA (chromatography, mass spectrometry, materials analysis, NMR, spectroscopy, X-ray)

ARC-BIO (proteomics, metabolomics, ionomics)

Available Instruments

  • Transmission Electron Microscope JEOL JEM-2100F
    • Location: Yates 101
    • Contact: Roy Geiss or Rebecca Miller
  • Transmission Electron Microscope JEOL JEM-1400
    • Location: A/Z W13
    • Contact: Roy Geiss or Rebecca Miller
  • Scanning Electron Microscope JEOL 6500 FE-SEM
    • Location: Yates 101
    • Contact: Rebecca Miller or Roy Geiss
  • Profilometer Bruker DektakXT
    • Location: Yates 101
    • Contact: Rebecca Miller
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer Physical Electronics
    • Location: Chem C4
    • Contact: Rebecca Miller
  • Contact Angle Goniometer Kruss Drop Shape Analysis System DSA 10
    • Location: Chem C3
    • Contact: Rebecca Miller
  • Ellipsometer Woollam Spectroscopic Ellipsometer VASE
    • Location: Chem C3
    • Contact: Rebecca Miller

Microscope Development

  • In addition to the instrumentation listed above, the MIN provides microscope development services. If the instrumentation available in the MIN does not meet your needs, or if you are interested in pursuing a specific imaging technique that cannot be done with the current instrumentation, please contact our director for a consultation. In some cases, we are able to utilize novel research tools under development elsewhere on campus for preliminary imaging studies.
  • Alternatively, we may be able to design new imaging platforms tailored to specific applications. Please contact our director to schedule a consult.

Acknowledgement in Publications

Acknowledgement of facility contributions is expected in publications that include any data generated in the facility.  An example of an appropriate acknowledgement is “The authors wish to thank the Analytical Resources Core - Imaging & Surface Science Center (RRID: SCR_021758) at Colorado State University for instrument access, training, and assistance with sample analysis.”

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jeff Field
Scott Bio 311
Roy Geiss
Electron Microscopist
Yates 101A
Rebecca Miller
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chem C1B
John Patterson
graduate research assistant


Service List

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