Welcome to the Electron Microscopy Center


  • To provide user-friendly access to state-of-the-art equipment, service and expertise in electron microscopy to the IUB campus and beyond.
  • To promote the development of researchers that are knowledgeable, confident and comfortable in the use of electron microscopes.


  • Microscopes: JEOL JEM 1010, JEOL JEM 1400plus, JEOL JEM 3200FS, FEI Teneo SBF-SEM, and Talos Arctica cryo-EM.
  • Imaging modes: transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), energy filter transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM), cryoTEM, SEM, Serial Block-Face SEM, EDX and STEM/EDX.
  • Sample preparation equipment, including microtomes, high-pressure freezer, plunge freezer, carbon coater, and sputter coater.
  • Image processing and analysis workstations and software.


  • Consultation on experimental design for the best use of electron microscopes.
  • Fee-for-service work in all aspects of electron microscopy.
  • Training of new-users in sample preparation, microscope operation, and data analysis.
  • Annual graduate course on biological electron microscopy.

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To all users of the facility - Please make sure that you are included on our user e-mail lists and have an iLab account set up.

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Recent News and Events

April 14, 2020

The IU-Bloomington campus is currently in a state of research hibernation.  Equipment in the EMC is on standby and can be quickly returned to use for essential research related to covid 19.  Please contact David Morgan (dagmorga@indiana.edu) if you have any EM needs that fall into this category.

One piece of software for the DE-64 camera from Direct Electron was updated earlier this week.  The change seems to have made it easier to use the camera for work that is not related to in situ studies.


You can learn more about the EMC, electron microscopy, our publications, research, and documentation by clicking through the following links: