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.  


Cryo Scanning Electron Microscopy

Freezing fresh tissue in a cryo pre-chamber


Cryo SEM Preparing Fractured Samples


Handling Cryo SEM samples at LN2 Temperature


Preparing and Mounting a Fresh sample



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


Basic operation of the Hitachi SU3500 SEM

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

Mounting Powdered Samples


Critical Point Dryer


Mounting Bulk Samples


Mounting Conductive Samples



Mounting a non-conductive Sample






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 tissueTools used for shaping a resin blockCutting Fresh Sections: Tangential SectionsCutting Fresh Sections: Epidermal Strips
 Flat Embedding TechniqueEmbedding Using Gelatine CapsulesCutting Fresh Sections Using a Stereo Microscope 
XRay Diffraction & Spectroscopy

Introduction to XPS

XPS Data Processing

Rigaku Smart Lab Bragg Brentano Measurement


XRay Analysis in the SEM
XRay Theory Course Part 1: "Beam and Sample Interactions"XRay Theory Course Part 2: "XRay Production"XRay Theory Course Part 3: "Matrix Correction Procedures"XRay Theory Course Part 4: "XRay Detectors"