Top level infraestructures in Electron Microscopy for the observation, characterization and handling of materials at atomic scale
TITAN3 THEMIS 60-300
JEM ARM300CFEG: WITH CORRECTED ABERRATION IN OBJECTIVE LENS
ANALYTIC TITAN&TITAN CUBE
PRECESSION ELECTRON DIFFRACTION
OTHER TECHNIQUES, DRX Microprobe FESEM
DUAL BEAM: HELIOS NANOLAB 600 & 650
TITAN CUBE & JEM ARM200CF
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
LMA, CNME, DME & UMEAP
XPS KRATOS ULTRA
TITAN3 THEMIS 60-300
INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF MATERIALS
At ELECMI we are experts in Electron Microscopy. Our state-of-the-art equipment is available both for researchers and industry, and we support its use by offering advice and consultancy for the analysis, characterization of materials and development of new products. Together, we boost technology transfer and innovation.
We are a Singular Scientific Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) in the current ICTS map of the Spanish State. ELECMI is made up of four nodes: the CNME (National Center for Electronic Microscopy) of the Complutense University of Madrid; the LMA (Laboratory for Advanced Microscopies) of the University of Zaragoza; the DME (Division of Electronic Microscopy) of the University of Cádiz and the UMEAP (Unit of Electronic Microscopy Applied to Materials) of the University of Barcelona.
ELECMI’S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Currently managerial positions
President: Prof. Ricardo Ibarra (LMA)
Coordinator: Prof. Pilar Cea (LMA)
LMA: Ricardo M. Ibarra García y Pilar Cea Mingueza
UCM: José Mª González Calbet y Juan Garvín Maeso
UCA: José Juan Calvino Gámez y Ginesa Blanco Montilla
UB: Francesca Peiró y José Ramón Seoane Trigo
Coordinators of the Access Committee
LMA: César Magén
UCM: Javier García
UCA: Susana Trasobares Llorente
UB: Joan Mendoza
The National Center for Electronic Microscopy (CNME) is the main Transversal action of the Moncloa Campus of International Excellence. It is designed, in accordance with the study carried out by the FECYT on ICTS, to develop, implement and offer to the national and international scientific community the most advanced methods and techniques in transmission and scanning electron microscopy for the structural analysis of materials. This Center consists of a series of latest generation microscopes, instruments and techniques for advanced sample preparation. Computational imaging methods are also available..
The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, LMA, is integrated into the Río Ebro campus of Zaragoza University. It’s a unique initiative at national and international levels aimed at providing the Industrial and Scientific communities with the most advanced infrastructures in Nanofabrication, Local Probe and Electron Microscopies for the observation, characterization, nanopatterning and handling of materials at atomic and molecular scale.
The Electron Microscopy Division, DME, is integrated into the Central Services of Science and Technology (SC-ICYT) of Cádiz University. The infrastructure has a staff of technical personnel highly specialized in techniques such as microscopy of corrected aberrations (TEM, STEM), electron tomography and electron loss spectroscopy (EELS) and Dispersive X-ray energy (EDX). The main DME-UCA priorities are education, training and dissemination of innovative techniques and methods based on transmission electron microscopy and electron microscopy applicability to materials applied research.
The Unit of Electron Microscopy Applied to Materials (UMEAP-UB) is integrated in the Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona (CCITUB). It has highly specialized personnel in transmission electron microscopy characterization techniques and related analytical techniques (EELS and EDXS spectroscopy), as well as advanced data processing and simulation. They have beam precession systems (for 3D electronic diffraction, electronic crystallography, recognition of crystalline phases and orientation and tension maps) and specific specimen holders for in-situ microscopy and electron tomography. They also offer TEM and SEM microscopy techniques for biological material (Cryo-Tomography, In-Situ Hybridization, etc.), and a wide selection of complementary characterization techniques, such as microprobes, X-ray diffractometers, Raman microscopy, ESCA, AFM, etc.