MCEM staff provide expert advice and training to researchers using the Centre. In addition, MCEM academic and research staff conduct their own specialised research programmes in fundamental and applied microscopy. For access to the MCEM facility follow the project request instructions.
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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
The Centre has three SEMs and one SEM/FIB system capable of imaging surface features to below 2 nm in size.
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
The Centre houses four advanced TEMs capable of examining materials at the atomic scale.
Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX)
MCEM has capabilities to perform Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX).
Electron Back Scatter Diffraction (EBSD)
Electron Back Scatter Diffraction (EBSD) is a microstructural-crystallographic characterisation technique.
High Angle Annular Dark Field (HAADF)
High Angle Annular Dark Field (HAADF) can be performed at MCEM.