Location: Medical Sciences Building, E-5H

  Unassisted Assisted
(1 hr)
UIC Cost $42.90 (per hour) $88.80 (per hour)
Other Academic $67.50 (per hour) $139.50 (per hour)
Non-Academic$174.00 (per hour) $279.00 (per hour)


The Life Science TEM, the JEM-1220, is a 120kV transmission electron microscope fitted with a LaB6 electron source which was installed in 1997. For Life Science applications it is normally operated at 80kV.

The instrument has a Gatan Es1000W 11MP CCD camera above the viewing chamber, which reads out into a Windows XP computer using Digital Micrograph software.

Technical Specifications

  • Resolution: 0.2nm lattice; 0.36nm point to point.
  • Accelerating Voltage: 40, 60, 80, 100, 120kV.
  • Goniometer Tilt Range: +/-30 degrees.
  • Magnification range: 50x-600,000x.