Advanced Electron Microscopes
The Electron Microscopy Centre offers the tools and expertise for training beginners and advanced users in electron microscopy on the available electron microscopes.
Our most advanced machines are:
- TFS Talos Arctica (life sciences): 200 kV cryo-TEM. High-resolution imaging and electron tomography under cryo conditions, for 3D reconstructions of cells and protein complexes.
- TFS Talos F200X (materials science): 200 kV (S)TEM. High-brightness X-FEG electron gun, high-resolution imaging up tot 1.1 Å, electron diffraction, electron tomography, and high-sensitivity 2D EDX chemical mapping (Super-X).
- TFS Spectra300 (materials science): 30-300 kV (S)TEM. Double aberration corrected microscope with a variable acceleration voltage (30, 80, 200 and 300 kV), enabling high-resolution imaging up to 50 pm both in TEM and STEM imaging mode. Equipped with EDX spectrometry for chemical mapping, and ultra-high-resolution electron energy loss spectrometry (UHR-EELS) enabled by its double monochromator and Gatan Continuum filter. It also has a direct-direction Gatan K3 IS camera allowing imaging of soft and beam-sensitive materials.
- TFS Helios Nanolab G3 (materials science and life sciences): 5-30 kV FIB-SEM for imaging of surfaces and slice-and-view reconstructions. Equipped with EBSD, CL, and EDX mapping capabilities, and a cryo specimen stage.