Electron Microscopy

The ASRC Imaging Suite houses state-of-the-art electron microscopes from FEI for biomolecular and materials science applications. Installed in early 2015, these include:

The FEI Titan Halo is a powerful and flexible high resolution, 300 kV, electron microscope for various characterizations of biological and materials oriented samples at both ambient and cryogenic conditions.

The FEI Titan Themis 200 is a 200 kV transmission electron microscope that has been developed for stability and flexibility. With a Cs corrected platform to deliver the fastest time to data with high image quality, the FEI Titan Themis 200 performance enables atomic scale discovery and exploration. This microscope can deliver fast, precise and quantitative materials characterization in multiple dimensions at the physical edge of today’s achievable resolution power.

The FEI Helios NanoLab 660 features the most recent advances in field emission SEM (FESEM) and focused ion beam (FIB) technologies and their combined use. This DualBeam SEM/FIB is designed for demanding nanoscale work, resolving the finest details in 2D and 3D with clearest contrast, preparing the thinnest and highest quality samples, and most rapidly creating prototype devices with critical dimensions of a few nanometers only.