Microscopy Facility

Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility

Managed by the Materials Department and open to all members of the university and surrounding community, this facility houses state-of-the-art equipment for materials characterization.


Provides leading edge techniques and methods, catering to the needs of the research community. Comprehensive training is strongly emphasized with the goal of enabling graduate student researchers to fully exploit the powerful tools.


Instruments include 3 transmission electron microscopes, 2 focused ion beam microscopes, 3 field-emission scanning electron microscopes, 4 atomic force microscopes, an atom probe field ion microscope and dedicated XPS and SIMS systems. Advanced sample preparation and computational resources ensure excellent sample quality and high-end data analysis.