Wayne State University

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Lumigen Instrument Center
L.I.C. - Electron Microscopy Facilities Instrumentation

Electron Microscopy Instrumentation

  JSM-7600 FE SEM

  • Installed in June 2011
  • Shottky, field-emission gun with fully automatic control; Accelerating voltage 0.1 to 30 kV
  • Practical magnification range: 25 to 1,000,000
  • Resolution: 0.8 nm at 30 kV, 1.5 nm at 1 kV, and 5 nm at 100V
  • Four electron image signal detectors: In-lens secondary electron detector, Below-the-lens secondary electron detector, Low angle backscatter electron detector and retractable scanning transmitted electron detector
  • Equipped with Pegasus Apex 2 integrated EDS and EBSD Systems with capabilities of Spectral Imaging, OIM Data Collection and analysis with high accuracy and high efficiency.
  • A cryo-transfer System (Gatan Alto 2500) allows imaging and analysis of biological and other hydrated specimens
  • Motorized 5-axis stage assures precise, reproducible specimen positioning

  JEOL 2010 TEM, LaB6 Filament Gun

  • Installed in 2004
  • LaB6 filament gun, with accelerating voltage up to 200 kV
  • Magnification range from 50 to 1, 500, 000
  • 0.23 nm point resolution; 0.14 nm lattice resolution
  • Equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS)
  • Electron diffraction using selected area, micro-diffraction and convergent-beam diffraction methods
  • Equipped for hot stage (up to 1000 °C) and cold stage (cooled by liquid nitrogen)
  • Digital camera system enabling capture of both high resolution images and electron diffraction patterns

  JSM - 6510LV SEM

  • Installed in November 2010
  • Tungsten emitter; Accelerating voltage 0.5 to 30 kV
  • Configured to operate in both high vacuum and low vacuum mode, with the pressure range in low-vacuum mode: 1 to 270 Pa
  • Magnification range: 5 to 300,000
  • Resolution in high vacuum mode: 3.0 nm at 30 kV and 15 nm at 1 kV (secondary electron image)
  • Resolution in low vacuum mode: 4.0 nm at 30 kV (backscatter electron image)
  • X-ray energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS) for elemental spectra, mapping
  • Ease of use software and hardware functions and flexibility for the experienced professional or the novice operator.


  • Polymer materials and biological specimens
  • Sections from 10 to 0.005 microns
  • Temperature range from -180 °C to +35 °C

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