Electron Microscopy Laboratory

This facility consists of 1417 square feet of space and houses two scanning electron microscopes (JSM-7600F) field emission SEM and (JSM-6510LV) tungsten SEM, a scanning transmission electron microscope (Talos F200X G2) and a sample preparation room. Designed as an open laboratory, each electron microscope has sufficient space for workgroups to gather for training and experimental collaboration. 

The sample preparation room consists of both soft and hard sample preparation equipment, including a precision ion polishing system, twin-jet electro-polisher, low-speed diamond saw, polisher/grinder, ultrasonic cutter, dimpling grinder, carbon coater, gold sputter, stereo-optical microscope, ultrasonic cleaner, cryo-ultramicrotome, plasma cleaner, and a fume hood. A Secador electronic desiccator cabinet and a Nikon optical microscope are available for sample storage and for low-magnification observation before SEM or TEM, respectively. 

Dr. Zhi Mei, "Mike", is responsible for training, instrument service and maintenance, safety, fee-for-service analysis and laboratory policy.


Laboratory hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for services and training. Trained approved users have 24/7 card access.


A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building, Room 53

Safety certification requirements

Current Environmental Health & Safety Laboratory Training (ID 99755) and Radiation Generating Machine (ID 13087) Certifications are needed to work in this laboratory.


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