Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Keywords

Scanning electron microscope, Hydrothermal vents

Abstract

I started an individual project within Professor Craig Moyer’s microbiology lab with the purpose of exploring hydrothermal vent samples using scanning electron microscopy. Moyer has several organisms and core samples cryonically frozen from active sites all over the world, which have not been explored through SEM before. The objectives of the project included looking at three sample types (microbial mats, scale worms, and shrimp) and testing different SEM preparation methods. I focused on two aspects of the samples—their elemental composition and the presence (or absence) of bacteria. The ultimate product was a portfolio of images captured on the scanning electron microscope as well as figures that describe the elemental composition of the samples.

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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