New electron microscope for materials sciences coming to UU in April 2020

The new high-resolution transmission electron microscope (TEM) that will benefit many Debye researchers has now been ordered. It is the new Spectra microscope produced by ThermoFischerScientific, the very first of its kind to be installed world-wide. It will be equipped with aberration correction for high-resolution imaging, have acceleration voltages between 30 and 300 kV so that also very beam-sensitive materials can be imaged, and it will have an array of sensitive analytical tools.
The new microscope will be first installed in the Androclus building around April 2020, and moved later to the new EM center that will be constructed next to the DDW building.
The cost of the machine is 5 million euro, and is part of the National Roadmap initiative Netherlands Electron Microscopy Infrastructure (NEMI).