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The Electron Microscopy Facility at Oregon State University (OSU) is a service facility providing faculty, staff, students, and Industrial collaborators access to electron microscopes and related instrumentation.

News, Events, & Announcements

January 31 2023

Happy New Year:


EMF is a Beta tester for Research Equipment & Lab Management System (RELMS).  RELMS is a transaction processing system for facilities to manage users, schedule equipment, track usage, and bill for services.  RELMS will automate and streamline existing processes which will reduce administrative burden for lab administrators and staff.  During the month of February, we are going to be doing a soft launch of RELMS with the Quanta 600.  At this time, no other instruments or services at EMF will be transitioned to RELMS. 

The Titan will be down for replacing all four X-ray detectors, January 15th -Feb 15th.  It will result in much better low element spectral shapes, eg- no more ugly carbon peaks!

At this time masks are not required

And as always, we strive to treat all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds with respect and equity.


In addition to an FEI Titan with ChemiSTEM technology, we have staff that are experts in sample preparation and imaging to help you solve your problem. A walk through of the OSU Electron Microscope Facility is available by clicking on the links above.

The facility is supported from the Office of Vice-President for Research and the facility's client colleges. The facility is located in Suite 145 in Linus Pauling Science Center.

Major Instrument Calendars include:

  • FEI TITAN 80-200 TEM/STEM with ChemiSTEM Technology
  • FEI QUANTA 3D dual beam SEM/FIB
  • FEI Helios NanoLab 650 high resolution SEM
  • FEI QUANTA 600FEG environmental SEM
  • two Utra Microtomes
  • a new RMC
  • a newly rebuilt Leica EM UC7 Cryo Ultra-Microtome

Extensive Materials Science Prep Tools, such as:

  • Allied High Tech semi-automatic-grinder-polisher
  • Pace vibratory polisher for EBSD sample prep

In addition we routinely perform potted cross section preparation for industrial clients looking to solve problems!