Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

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Hourly recharge rates (Effective as of 05/01/2018)

Federal Rate: $38/h

Non-Federal Rate: $93/h

CCNY (internal) Rate: $26/h

About the Facility

The JEM2100 electron microscope provides solutions for a wide range of problems in the fields of materials, nanoelectronics, and biological sciences.

Our JEOL JEM2100 is a termionic (LaB6) TEM with a point to point resolution of 0.23 nm and a line resolution of 0.14 nm. It operates at a maximum voltage of 200 kV in Cryo and room temperature. Images can be acquired on film or in any of two digital cameras: Gatan Ultrascan 1000XP or Gatan Orius SC200.

The system can also be used for Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) and will provide a resolution of 1 nm in STEM mode.  The JEM2100 is also fitted with an Inca Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS) system, which has an 80 mm2 crystal and an energy resolution of 129eV. The combination of STEM and EDS makes it a useful tool to analyze materials samples.

Our JEM2100 has the ability to look at frozen samples of virus in Cryo mode and will produce a tomogram at room temperature or from a frozen specimen.

The microscope was purchased in 2012 with funding provided by the State of New York through the City University of New York (CUNY).

Useful Links

JEOL 2100 Official Site

Last Updated: 12/31/2021 19:42