Electron Microscopy Facility 

Equipment and Facility

The Electron Microscopy facility operates two transmission electron microscopes, FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit and Phillips CM10 PW6020 TEM. 




The FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit TEM serves solely for clinical diagnostic purposes and is equipped with the Olympus Soft Imaging system and the iTEM software program.  The Tecnai resolves ultrastructures up to 0.2 nm, with accelerating voltage that ranges 20-100kV and magnifies from 18k to 650k times.




The Phillips CM10 PW6020 is available for use by researchers independently with prior approval from the facility director (W. Gunning, PhD) and training from one of the EM laboratory technologists.  The TEM has an accelerating voltage range of 40-100kV and magnification from 18k to 450k times.  Its camera chamber can hold up to 36 sheets of negative film.

The EM laboratory has the following instrumentation for clinical and research work. 


Support Equipment:



Leica EM UC6 Ultramicrotome

Leica Reichert Ultracut S

LKB Bromma Nova Ultratome

Denton Vacuum Evaporator

LKB Bromma 7800 Knifemaker


Olympus BH-2 Light Microscope equipped with Evolution MP Color Media Cybernetics Imaging System

Reichert-Jung 820 Microtome Cambridge Instruments GmbH 



OMU3 Ultramicrotome C. Reichert, Austria

MT6000-XL Ultramicrotome RMC, Inc.

LKB Bromma Ultramicrotome

Dent-X 8 CR Negative Film Development Equipment

Beem Drying Cabinet

Kodamatic 42A Processor


Reichert HistoSTAT Rotary Microtome 820

Leitz 1512 Microtome

Laboratory Microwave LMV-1-120 TBS, Inc.

Leica EG1160 Paraffin Block Maker

Last Updated: 6/27/22