Scanning electron microscope for Danish natural history museums

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Jørgen Olesen


Associate Professor


University of Copenhagen


DKK 2,192,700




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The Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD) has more than 14 million preserved specimens, and around 10.000 living plants in the Botanical Garden. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is a the single most important research tool at the Museum, allowing scientists (e.g., PhD-students, postdocs, international visitors) to study a large variety of museum specimens spanning botany, zoology and geology. The present microscope is outdated and newer models are significaly more user-friendly and allows for state-of-art non-destructive observation specimens, which is important for irreplaceable museum specimens. An updated scanning electron microscope at NHMD will ensure a continued large museum research on the museum's unique and diverse global collection of animals, plants, algae and fossils.

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