Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory
The Transmission Electron Microscope
Laboratory is housed in the Research Resources Center,
which is located adjacent to the Department, and allows
access to a JEOL JEM-2010F field emission TEM/STEM
(picture) and a JEOL JEM-3010 TEM.
These microscopes are used by the Department for
mineralogical research. The 2010F is a 200 kV instrument
with a lattice resolution of 0.1 nm in TEM and a minimum
STEM spot size of 0.13 nm. It also has a Gatan Imaging
Filter which allows Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
(EELS) and Energy Filtered Imaging, and a Thermo Noran
Vantage EDX system.
The 3010 is a 300 kV high resolution
TEM with a lattice resolution of 0.14 nm and is fitted
with a Gatan Slow Scan CCD camera, intensified TV rate
camera and a Thermo Noran Vantage EDX system. Heating
(1000 EC) and Cooling (-170 EC) double tilt holders
are available for both microscopes.