Collection Scientific Instruments
Size 2 x 1.21 x 1 m
Location Facultat de Biologia. Av Diagonal, 643
Acquisition date 01/01/1996
Rights En copyright
Description The microscope was acquired on 16 July 1966 and installed in what would later become the Electron Microscopy Service of the University of Barcelona, located in the Sciences Patio of the Historic Building. The first micrographs were taken on 14 October of that year, and the microscope was fully operational by 23 September 1967. At the end of 1986 it was moved to the new home of the Electron Microscopy Service (which was later expanded to become the Scientific and Technial Services) on the Pedralbes Campus, where it was used until the end of 1995, giving 30 years of uninterrupted service. The microscope operated at voltages of between 40 and 100 kV and was capable of producing resolutions of 8-10 A. The object is of great sentimental value as it was the first transmission electron microsope to be installed at the University of Barcelona and was a crucial research tool in the preparation of many doctoral theses written in the period from 1973 to 1995.