ProVIS - List of Instruments and Set-Ups 

Sample preparation:

  • Leica EM CPD300 critical point drier
  • Leica EM SCD 500 sputter-coater
  • Leica EM HPM100 high-pressure freezer
  • Leica EM GP plunge freezer
  • Leica EM AFS2+EM FSP freeze substitution system
  • Leica EM UC7 ultra-microtome
  • Leica VT1200S vibratome
  • tec-lab liquid nitrogen sample storage


  • 2x Leica M205 FA light microscope
  • Zeiss Observer.Z1 AXIO+PALM laser microdissection system
  • Zeiss Imager.Z2 AXIO fluorescence microscope (3D stacks)
  • Sensofar SNeox 3D optical profilometer with Nanosurf LensAFM
  • WITec Raman microscope with AFM download description (PDF)
  • Zeiss Merlin VP scanning electron microscope (STEM, cryo-SEM, EDX) download description (PDF)
  • Zeiss Orion NanoFab (ion-beam imaging, lithography, nano-structuring) download description (PDF)

Mass Spectroscopy:

  • ION-ToF ToF.SIMS5 SIMS microprobe (cryo stage)
  • Cameca nanoSIMS 50L SIMS microprobe
  • SPECTRO-MS ICP-MS double-focussing sector field mass-spectrometer download description (PDF)
  • Photon Machines 193nm excimer laser (material ablation for ICP-MS)
  • Bruker autoflex speed MALDI-ToF
  • Bruker solariX XR ultra-high resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron mass
    spectrometer download description (PDF)
  • Thermo Scientific NEPTUNE multicollector ICP-MS
  • Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Fusion proteomics mass spectrometer hyphenated to a nanoHPLC via an Advion NanoMate download description (PDF)