Instructional Videos

CMM provides a variety of video material that can assist clients in understanding the processes involved in operating specific equipment, thus aiding client training and learning.  


Atomic Force Microscopy

Mounting Samples for Atomic Force Microscopy


Cantilever Approaches Sample Surface AFM


Changing Scanners for AFM


Post Processing: Flattening the Image



Laser Alignment AFM


Aligning Contact Mode Cantilever


Loading the Probe in Tipholder


Tipholder Insertion



Artifacts in Contact Mode AFM


Scan Parameters 


Tuning the Cantilever


Sample mounting



Sample Insertion


Overview of the Head


AFM: Shutdown


Cryo Scanning Electron Microscopy

CryoSEM Preparing the Instrument


Cryo SEM Preparing Fractured Samples


Basic Sample Insertion Techniques


Preparing and Mounting a Fresh sample



Freezing fresh tissue in a cryo pre-chamber


Initial viewing of sample while subliming surface ice and sputter coating


Handling Cryo SEM samples at LN2 Temperature

Preparing a cross section of a fresh sample

Scanning Electron Microscopy

SEM Theory Course Session 1

General Information


SEM Theory Course Session 2

What is Scanning Electron Microscopy?


SEM Theory Course Session 3

How does a SEM work?


SEM Theory Course Session 4

How do I get a good image?



SEM Theory Course Session 5

Specialised SEM Techniques


Sample Insertion Basics 7001


JEOL JSM 6610 (LaB6)


Sample Mounting EBSD



Sample Insertion Basics XL30


Sample Insertion Basics 890


Sample Insertion Basics 6460


Sample Insertion Basics 6300


Sample Preparation Cryo

Freezing on HPM100





Sample Preparation SEM

Carbon Coating Using Rods


Critical Point Dryer


Mounting Bulk Samples


Mounting Conductive Samples



Mounting Powdered Samples


Mounting a non-conductive Sample



Transmission Electron Microscopy

Sample Insertion Basics Technai 20






Using a Hand Microtome to cut fresh sections


Mounting Water Boats (Ultramicrotomy)


Using a 'Histo' Diamond Knife for Sectioning


Sections on Water- using a smear of wax (Ultramicrotomy)



Using an Ultramicrotome to Trim a Resin Block


Mounting the knife and smoothing the block surface (Ultramicrotomy)


Thin Sections on a water bath (Ultramicrotomy)


Obtaining Dry, Thick Sections (Ultramicrotomy)



Trimming a Resin Block 


Making Glass Knives


Mounting the Resin block for Ultramicrotomy


Cutting Fresh Sections a simple alternative to the hand microtome

  Fixation of Plant tissue Tools used for shaping a resin block Cutting Fresh Sections: Tangential Sections Cutting Fresh Sections: Epidermal Strips
  Flat Embedding Technique Embedding Using Gelatine Capsules Cutting Fresh Sections Using a Stereo Microscope  
XRay Diffraction & Spectroscopy

Introduction to XPS

XPS Data Processing

Rigaku Smart Lab Bragg Brentano Measurement