TEM








General

Tecnai Spirit | acquired 2014

Resources

TEM introduction booklet
TEM tomography introduction booklet (additional introduction mandatory, please contact admin)

Features

BioTwin lens | 120 kV LaB6 emitter | 3Å resolution limit

Detectors

Veleta 2048×2048 wide angle | Eagle 4096×4096 bottom mount

Technical

Computized stage | Gatan cryoholder | Single tilt tomography
Rates | request for introduction

Training

Note: to use the TEM, you must be able to safely handle liquid nitrogen. If you are not introduced to handling liquid nitrogen, contact your local lab safety manager for an introduction.


  1. A Request for introduction by the responsible admin is mandatory.
  2. Only persons who received the introduction are eligible to use the instrument.  The introduction is  personal and non-transferable: it does not legitimate other members of his/her group and/or colleagues to use the instrument.
  3. Reservation via the booking platform is mandatory.
  4. Reservations cannot be placed more than 2 weeks (14 days) in advance.
  5. Cancellations must be announced at least 24 hours in advance, in order to give other users a chance to use the opened time slot.
  6. Early finished: inform the user that is coming after you (email and phone in the booking)
  7. Before starting the session, the user must check the instrument and report any damage or incorrect state immediately to the Responsible.

Unfortunately, cryoTEM introductions cannot be offered anymore.

Troubleshooting

Contact

Dimitri Vanhecke | tel:  9509 | @ dimitri.vanhecke@unifr.ch