Electron Microscopy Core Facility

Leader: Gábor Nyiri


The Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF) provides service, technical support, training and consultation to ensure and support efficient utilization of electron microscopy techniques at IEM. The EMCF activities cover a large spectrum of EM techniques with a major focus on ultrastructural analysis in serial 2D and 3D electron microscopy, correlative electron microscopy, electron tomography, block-face scanning and array scanning tomography.

The facility was formally established in 2012 and today it is equipped with:

  • a JEOL JEM 1011 standard transmission electron microscope, that is equipped with high resolution EM camera
  • a Hitachi TEM 7100 standard transmission electron microscope, that is equipped with high resolution side mounted EM camera
  • an FEI Tecnai Spirit G2 BioTwin transmission electron microscope, that is also used for electron tomography and equipped with both a side mounted and a bottom mounted EM camera
  • a FEI APREO VolumeScope scanning electron microscope, that is used for both blockface scanning serial sectioning electron microscopy and for scanning serial section array tomography
  • a Leica EM UC6 ultramicrotome for ultrathin sectioning
  • a Leica EM UC7 ultramicrotome for ultrathin sectioning
  • an EM ACE200 Carbon Thread Coater for sample preparation
  • a Quorum Technologies Q150R S Metal Coating System for sample preparation