Location: Science and Engineering South, 116C

  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 Materials Science TEM, the JEM-3010, is a 300kV transmission electron microscope with a LaB6 electron source which was installed in 1998. It is fitted with an ultra-high resolution pole piece.

Images are collected using a Gatan Orius SC200 CCD camera (2K x 2K) with a Windows XP computer running Digital Micrograph software. This camera is capable of recoding in-situ events at TV rate as well as high resolution images.

The microscope is also fitted with a Thermo Noran Vantage XEDS system with a light element X-ray detector.

Heating (1000 deg C), cooling (-170 deg C) and STM-TEM stages are available for this instrument.

Technical Specifications

  • Resolution: 0.14nm lattice, 0.17nm point-to-point.
  • Accelerating Voltage: 100, 150, 200, 250, 300kV.
  • Objective lens: focal length 2.5mm, Cs 0.6mm, Cc 1.3mm, minimum focus step 1nm.
  • Spot Size: TEM mode 200~20nm dia (5 steps), EDS/NBD/CBD mode 25~1.0nm (8 steps).
  • Magnification Range: 4,000x - 1,500,000x.
  • Camera length range: 120 - 3,000mm.
  • Specimen Tilt range +/-20 degrees (X & Y).
  • Specimen movement: 2mm (X,Y), 0.2mm (Z)