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Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center - SMIC

Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory

The Zeiss Libra 120 transmission electron microscope (TEM), located in the Toni Sturm Electron Microscopy Laboratory, was purchased in 2010 with support from a National Science Foundation-Major Research Instrumentation grant.

Specifications of the Zeiss Libra 120 TEM:

Illumination System:
Tungsten Filament with Koehler Illumination
Accelerating Voltage:
80 and 120 kV
Point-to-Point Resolution:
0.34 nm
Energy Filter:
In-column OMEGA Energy Filter
+/- 75º tilt
User Interface:
Camera Interface:
Olympus Cantega bottom mounted CCD
Sample Holders:
Standard, High Tilt for tomography
In-Column Spectrophotometer:
EELS and EELS mapping

Applications & Techniques Supported:

  • Standard imaging of thin sections from biological samples
  • Darkfield mode for enhanced contrast
  • Diffraction
  • EELS
  • Electron Spectroscopic Imaging (ESI)
  • Tomography
  • Immunogold labeling
  • Negative staining

TEM Image Gallery