Students from University of the Arts, London and Professor Rob Kesseler, Chair of Arts, Design & Science at the university, spent a couple of days in OBBU last week. Another group will be back again this week to use some of our microscopes. Everyday items, samples collected from outside on the day and those prepared in advance were examined using light and electron microscopy. Lots of amazing images and videos have been collected and taken away. We are interested to see what the end results will be! Last week, fibre samples, sponges and different types of material and paper as well as some copper were imaged on the SEM. We have no idea what will be going under the microscopes this week but I am sure the images will end up being fascinating!
Top right: Clothing sample being imaged on the SEM. Bottom right: Inverted SEM image of fibres from a coated and pressed cloth material.