Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication Facility

Our Purpose

The Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication Facility at Lehigh exists primarily to support the research programs at Lehigh University. It also serves as a resource for research by users from other institutions including industry, government laboratories, and other universities.

Characterization Facilities

The EM & Nanofabrication Facility contains a suite of transmission and scanning electron microscopes. These are well suited for characterizing nanoscale structures and chemistry via a range of imaging and analytical methods. There is a complete set of specimen preparation equipment including ion mills, coating units and plasma cleaners. Modifications to materials can be developed with the aid of nanofabrication tools.

Infrastructure and Support

Our facility has excellent support services to keep the instruments at peak performance and to optimize their use. Additionally, there are facilities for off-line data analysis and extensive microscopy-related software.

Transmission Electron Microscopes

Scanning Electron Microscopes

Specimen Preparation Equipment

  • NanoMill 1040
  • EM/SEM Specimen Coating
  • Plasma Cleaner

Nanofabrication Tools

The annual Lehigh Microscopy School (LMS) utilizes many of these instruments and is the largest and longest-running course on electron microscopy and analysis. LMS also describes the electron optical tools and techniques currently available to analyze nanomaterial morphology, structure and chemistry.

Additional educational programs supported by the EM Facility and are facilitated by members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering:

All external users will need to use our Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) for equipment access.