Researchers can take advantage of a wide range of services available at our facility.

The Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis FacilityHigh-Resolution Surface Morphology Imaging

  • SEM secondary electron surface imaging of 10nm and larger particles
  • SEM backscattered electron imaging
  • Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) for micro-analyzing chemical composition
  • EDS micro chemical distribution mapping

TEM High-Resolution Imaging

  • Crystal structure imaging at 0.2 nm resolution
  • STEM dark field and bright field imaging
  • Diffraction pattern
  • Electron energy lost spectroscopy (EELS)

Sample preparation for SEM and TEM

  • Sputter coating with Au, Pt and Cr targets
  • Ultrasonic disk cutting
  • Dimple grinding
  • Ion milling
  • Electro polishing
  • Plasma cleaning

Micro crack and failure analysis

SEM training

  • Trained professionals can log into the mini-server and use the SEM