We provide a complete electron microscopy service to IFR research scientists, that includes sample preparation, image acquisition (using shared microscope facilities on the NRP) and data interpretation. We are able to access TEM (transmission electron microscopy), SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and are well-resourced with specialist sample preparation equipment.
For example, we can prepare samples by a variety of techniques for TEM, such as high-pressure freezing and freeze-substitution, resin embedding and sectioning, immuno-gold labelling or negative staining. For SEM, we offer critical point drying, cryo preparation and sputter coating.
…for IFR’s electron microscopy service: Kathryn Cross.