The Natural History Museum’s imaging centre offers a variety of confocal, transmission electron and scanning electron microscopes, as well as state-of-the-art computed tomography scanners.
Learn the basic principles of computed tomography, a non-destructive technique that makes it possible to visualise specimens in 3D and to dissect or slice computerised reconstructions to view internal structure. Find out about micro- and nano-CT and how you could book scanning time at the Museum.
Read about the Museum’s Nikon Eclipse upright microscope with A1-Si Confocal Microscope.
Get information about the two scanning electron microscopes capable of high resolution imaging, and view examples.
Learn which three scanning electron microscopes can work at variable pressure, discover their key features and see examples.
The LEO 1455 VP, Zeiss EVO 15LS and Carl Zeiss Ultra Plus Field Emission SEMs are all capable of X-ray analysis. Find out more.
The Museum’s Hitachi H-7100 transmission electron microscope is specially designed to prevent beam damage to delicate and sensitive specimens. Discover more about the instrument and technique.
How is high-resolution computed-tomography providing unique insights and expanding our scientific understanding? Find out more about this year's ToScA symposium.