Imaging Facility 2020-01-08T15:04:47-05:00

Oscar Imaging Facility

About Us:

The OSCAR Imaging Facility at Delaware State University (DSU) is a multi-user core facility that offers state-of-the-art equipment for imaging, microscopy, spectroscopy, and image analysis. The imaging facilty is open to all university researchers and industrial collaborators on a fee-based service. The Imaging Suite is located in room A124 of the Imaging Suite of the OSCAR building.

The OSCAR Imaging facility is an outgrowth of the NSF-CREST program started at DSU in 2005, and supported by the current CREOSA/OSCAR Center at DSU. It has evolved into a major resource for DSU investigators and, more importantly, for training students undergraduate and graduate in imaging techniques, and motivating inter-disciplinary research among its users.

To create an account on our Calendar: ILAB https://my.ilabsolutions.com/account/signup/539?sc_id=4169

-To login to your ILAB account: https://my.ilabsolutions.com/account/login

Equipment

FEI Quanta 250 FEG Scanning Electron Microsope

  • Basic Operational Instructions: view | download
  • Detailed Operation Manualview | download
  • Spec Sheet Features: High Vacuum, Low Vacuum and ESEM capabilities with Oxford EBSD, EDS Detectors and Software, heated stage up to 1000C.

* VERY IMPORTANT: Contact Mr. Michael Moore (mmoore@desu.edu) before operating *

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124


Zeiss LSM510 Confocal

Zeiss LSM510 Confocal Inverted Microscope Equipped for multi-color acquisition (up to 3 Channels plus Transmitted) 458, 488, 543, 633 Laser Lines. Does not Image DAPI

Features:

  • DIC
  • Motorized Stage
  • Live Cell Incubation
  • FRET / FRAP

Objectives:

  • 10x 0.45NA
  • 20x 0.75NA
  • 40X 1.3NA oil
  • 63x 1.4NA oil
  • 40x 1.2NA water
  • 63x 1.2Na water


Leica TCS-SP5 Confocal

Leica DM 5000B TCS-SP5 upright Microscope. Equipped for multicolor acquisition (up to 4 channels). 405, 457, 477, 488, 514, 532 and 633 nm laser excitation lines.

  • Bright field
  • Transmission
  • Fluorescence
  • Z-stack
  • Time-lapse
  • FRET
  • FRAP

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124


Fluorescence and DIC Microscope

Olympus IX71 widefield inverted microscope. High sensitivity camera (Photometrics QuantEM 512C), Computer controlled motorized stage.

  • Multi-channel epifluorescence
  • Phase Contrast
  • Bright field
  • Z-stack
  • Time-lapse
  • DIC

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124


Widefield Polarization Microscope

Olympus BX53, polarizing microscope with upright geometry. Q-imaging camera.

  • Polarization
  • Contrast
  • Brightfield
  • Time-lapse

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124


Atomic Force Microscope

Bruker Innova SPM AFM system, with 5 um to 90 um area scanner.

  • Contact mode
  • Tapping Mode
  • STM
  • Lateral Force Microscopy
  • Phase Imaging
  • Liftmode
  • Magnetic Force
  • Electric Field Microscopy
  • Surface Potential
  • Liquid Imaging in contact and tapping mode

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124

Cross Correlation Spectro-Fluorometer

ISS K2 phase + modulation spectro-fluorometer.

  • Steady state and time-resolve fluorescent emission and absorption measurements

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124


Transmission Spectro-Photometer

Varian Cary 100 BIO spectrometer for UV-visible light.

  • Absorbance and transmittance, referenced measurements, multiple scan option

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124


Analysis Power Station and Analysis Software

DELL T7600

  • Eight core 3.1 GHz
  • 128 GB RAM
  • 6 GB nVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphic card
  • Imaris, Metamorph, Matlab, Avizo, free analysis and home-developed analysis software / routine

Location: OSCAR Building, Imaging Facility Suite, Room A124


Policies

For the full version of the center policies (including the fee schedule), please contact us.

1. Hour of operations: 9AM-4PM Monday to Friday

2. Equipment Scheduling:

  • To schedule an appointment on an instrument please use our Calendar:  ILAB
  • To create an account on our Scheduling software: https://my.ilabsolutions.com/account/signup/539?sc_id=4169

3. Acknowledgments / Co-authorship Policy:

3.1 Acknowledgments
Investigators are requested to recognize the role of the OSCAR Imaging facility in producing data for publication in the acknowledgement section of manuscripts and posters presented to meetings and conferences. This is critical of demonstrating the importance of the imagingfacility to the research conducted at Delaware State University and with our external collaborators and will help to secure additional equipment and funding. To keep track of publications linked to the imaging facility, authors should submit a copy of the manuscript and the poster as a pdf to the director of imaging.

3.2 Co-authorship
Co-authorship agreements will be made before the commencement of the study and staff member included as an author should have the opportunity to review the manuscript prior to publication. Co-authorship may be requested in the following instances:
– Significant intellectual contribution to the experiment
– Extensive analysis and/or interpretation of data
– Preparation of data for the purpose of publication.


Facility Director

For use of and/or information on the instruments as well as the imaging center, please contact:

Mr. Michael Moore
Imaging Facility Manager
OSCAR Building, Room A104
Delaware State University
Dover, DE 19901
Email: mmoore@desu.edu
Phone: (302) 857-7035