Electron MicroscopesElectron Microscopes – Leuven

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Transmission Electron Microscope JEOL JEM 2100 LaB6

Location KU Leuven, campus Gasthuisberg, Building O&N1
6th floor, Room 06.654
Type TEM
Description The JEOL 2100 can be operated at a range of acceleration voltages of 40-200kV and features an Oxford INCA EDS system and a GATAN Tridiem EELS filter/spectrometer for element mapping and image filtering.
Additionally, the instrument is equipped with a tomography recording unit using a 70°/70° goniometer to create 3D-images from its samples and TSEM detectors (bright- and darkfield).
Transmission Electron Microscope JEOL JEM 1400w Olympus Quemesa 11Mpx

Transmission Electron Microscope JEOL JEM 1400w Olympus Quemesa 11Mpx

Location KU Leuven, campus Gasthuisberg, Building O&N4
7th floor, Room 07.434
Type TEM
Description The JEOL JEM 1400 transmission electron microscope is the working horse of EM. With the large field of view Olympus Quemesa 11Mpx camera it provides high-contrast micrographs of conventionally prepared, or high-pressure frozen and freeze-substituted biological specimens.

Scanning Electron Microscope JEOL JSM 7401F

Location KU Leuven, campus Gasthuisberg, Building O&N1
6th floor, Room 06.654
Type SEM
Description For SEM the facility is equipped with a JEOL 7401F field emission SEM using both a conventional Everhart-Thornly detector for routine imaging and an in-lens detector for ultra-high resolution. Element contrast can be obtained for both modes via backscatter electron imaging and element mapping via an attached Oxford INCA EDS system.
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Booking

Registration

In order to gain access to the EM facility services, investigators will have to meet with the manager of the facility and fill in a registration form to obtain a personal login. Please fill in this form and send it to Pieter Baatsen. This form must have reached the EM facility before users can sign up for training, scope time or obtain any supplies. You will be contacted as soon as possible.

Online scheduling

Users will only be allowed to sign up for one 4h time slot per day with a maximum of 2 slots per week. 1, 2, or 3h slots are also allowed but less common. You may consult the online schedule system and make your reservation via email to Pieter Baatsen.

Users will not be allowed to give their scope time to other authorized users. If you cannot use your time, you must cancel your reservation 24h before your scheduled time. If you fail to cancel by that time you will be charged for the time reserved.

The time slots you sign up for are to be used as scope time. If you need to prepare samples before getting on the scope, do it ahead of time. If you use your scope time to prepare samples, you will be charged for the full reserved time.

If you are more then 15 minutes late for your appointment, your reservation will be cancelled and you will be billed for the total reserved time.

Schedule your time wisely. You will be charged for the full reserved time even if it is not fully utilized. It is impossible to keep track of slight schedule changes so billing is based on the data of the reservation list.

Pricing

There will be a charge for all billable supplies used in the facility. Charges will be billed to the users department on a 3-monthly basis. Supplies can only be obtained from the staff. Do not open cabinets or desks without prior permission from the staff. Please respect our system and our privacy.

Users will be charged an hourly rate for scope time.

SEM training 50€/h
SEM usage 50€/h
TEM training 50€/h
TEM usage 50€/h
Sample preparation 10€/h
Microtome usage 50€/h
Materials Project related

These fees are introductory and thus susceptible over time.

We are willing to support any application for funding if necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us.