NUANCE - EPIC, FIB, SEM, TEM
EPIC houses instruments for scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) including scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), focused-ion beam (FIB) and specimen preparation facility (SPF). EPIC jointly collaborates with the Quantitative Bioelemental Imaging Center (QBIC) core facility as well.
EPIC receives support from the Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource (NSF ECCS-2025633); the MRSEC program (NSF DMR-1121262) at the Materials Research Center; the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN); and the State of Illinois, through the IIN. EPIC houses one of the most complete arsenals of routine and state-of-the-art electron microscopes in the world.
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) offers the opportunity to probe the crystal structure, defects, local chemistry, electronic structure and related information at a nanometer-or-less length scaleLearn More