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Transmission Electron Microscopes

TFS Spectra Ultra

The TFS Spectra Ultra is an ultra-high-resolution, double-corrected HRTEM/STEM that operates at 30, 60, 200, and 300 keV. A X-FEG source and an ultimono monochromator (10 meV at 60 kV) and Ultra-X EDS detector makes this instrument well suited for high-energy-resolution analytical work down to single atoms.


  • X-FEG
  • 30 keV, 60 keV, 200 keV, 300 keV
  • Ultimono monochromator, (10 meV at 60 kV)
  • Cs Probe and Image corrector (STEM resolution: 0.5 A at 300 kV / Information limit: 0.7 A)
  • S-TWIN’ polepiece – constant thermal load, <15 min stabilization when switching kV’s
  • Ultra-X EDS Detector
  • HAADF + Panther STEM segmented detectors (DPC / iDPC)
  • Tomography (Imaging/EDS)
  • 4D-STEM using Ceta S Detector
  • OptiSTEM+: automated corrector alignments
  • OptiMono+: automated monochromator alignments
  • Gatan ContinuumK3 GIF (EELS / EFTEM)

Contact Natalie Hamada for more information.

FEI Titan 80-300 LB

The Titan 80-300 LB is a high-resolution, image-corrected HRTEM/STEM that operates at 80 and 300 keV. A high-brightness source and a monochromator make this TEM well suited for high-energy-resolution analytical work including energy-filtered imaging. A cryogenic capability and the option to acquire and analyze electron tomography data are also available.


  • XFEG source
  • monochromator
  • large-gap Cryo-Twin objective lens
  • CEOS hexapole aberration corrector on the image-forming lens
  • Gatan Tridiem Spectrometer (0.25eV resolution)
  • single- and double-tilt holders, tomography holder, cryo-holder, heating holder

Contact Natalie Hamada for more information.

Woman in a red jacket sitting in front of the Titan low base looking at two monitors to the right of the instrument.

Talos 200X

The Thermo Scientific Talos 200X is an analytical TEM and STEM equipped with an X-FEG source and an adjustable high tension between 80 and 200 kV.

The instrument supports HRTEM with a resolution of 0.1 nm and STEM with a resolution of 0.16 nm.

It is equipped with four in column SDD Super- X detectors for energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) signal detection and chemical characterization with compositional mapping . This allows for the fastest and the most precise EDS analysis in 2D and 3D.

A CMOS detector for EELS acquisition with a measured energy resolution of 0.65 eV.

The CETA 16M CMOS camera provides large area high framerate image acquisition capabilities, allowing for imaging of beam sensitive materials and low dose imaging.

Contact Carmen Andrei for more information.

Talos L120C

The Thermo Scientific Talos L120C is a general purpose analytical TEM equipped with a LaB6 filament and an adjustable high tension between 20-120kV.

The instrument supports bright field or dark field TEM (information limit 0.36 nm @ 120kV), diffraction and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM).

A Bruker XFlash 6TI30 EDS detector provides chemical mapping capabilities. The 4k CETA CMOS camera provides large area high framerate image acquisition capabilities.

The microscope excels at imaging of beam sensitive materials, as well as metals and ceramics and is very user friendly. It serves as the primary training instrument for TEM at the facility.

Contact Carmen Andrei for more information.

Nion HERMES 100

The Nion HERMES 100 is a STEM instrument equipped with a probe corrector, monochromator and spectrometer that allows imaging and spectroscopy with both high spatial and ultra-high energy resolution. This microscope will image your specimens at atomic resolution, identify features in it by imaging, diffraction, and spectroscopy, obtain spatially resolved EELS maps, and perform many other nanoscale characterization activities.

FEG source
30keV, 60keV, 100keV
Spatial resolution (sub 1 A at 60 KV)
Energy resolution (sub 5 meV at 60 KV)
Single- and double-tilt holders

Contact Brian Langelier for more information.

Nion Microscope with casing open


The JEOL 1200EX  is a very user friendly TEM equipped with a tungsten filament and an adjustable high tension between 60-120kV.  Grid exchange is quick, the goniometer allows for 35 degree tilting of specimen rod and a rotational holder is available. The pole piece design provides excellent contrast for biological samples and there is minimal sample damage at 80kV.   The microscope is equipped with an AMT 4 megapixel digital camera.

Contact Marcia Reid for more information.

Temscan TEM centered in the picture.