Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR)

McGill University, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

The imaging and analysis of biological and non-biological materials using state-of-the-art electron microscopes

Area(s) of Expertise

FEMR is a world-class facility for the imaging and analysis of biological and non-biological material and, in particular, hydrated and beam-sensitive materials that are critical for research on biodevices, bioimaging, bioinspired design, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, cell and tissue engineering, drug delivery, molecular programming, implantable sensors and systems biology, as well other areas in nanomedicine, biomedical sciences, nanomaterials and bioengineering.

Research Services

All aspects of electron microscopy, including sample preparation, imaging and analysis.

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Automotive
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Consumer durables
  • Consumer non-durables
  • Defense and security industries
  • Education
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Ocean industries
  • Utilities

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Facility for Electron Microscopy Research

FEI Titan Krios Cryo-STEM

300 kV cryogenic scanning-transmission electron microscope with Gatan Imaging Filter (GIF) and Falcon 2 Direct Detection Device and Phase Plate

 

FEI Tecnai G2 F20 Cryo-STEM

200 kV cryogenic scanning-transmission electron microscope with EDAX TEAM EDS Analysis System and Octane Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)

 

FEI Tecnai G2Spirit Cryo-TEM

120 kV cryogenic transmission electron microscope with Gatan Ultrascan 4000 CCD Camera

 

FEI Tecnai 12 TEM

120 kV general-purpose transmission electron microscope with AMT XR80C CCD Camera

 

Philips CM200 TEM

200 kV high-resolution transmission electron microscope with EDAX Genesis X-ray Microanalytical System

 

FEI Helios Nanolab 660 DualBeam

Cryogenic focused-ion-beam extreme-high-resolution scanning electron microscope with Leica Microsystems VCT100 Cryo-Transfer System and EDAX TEAM EDS Analysis System and Octane Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)

 

FEI Quanta 450 FE-ESEM

Field-emission environmental scanning-transmission electron microscope with EDAX TEAM EDS Analysis System and Octane Silicon Drift Detector (SDD)

 

FEI Inspect F50 FE-SEM

Field-emission scanning electron microscope with EDAX TEAM EDS Analysis System and Octane Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and iXRF X-Beam XRF

 

FEI CorrSight Digital Fluorescence Light Microscope

Digital fluorescence light microscope with cryo-stage

 

Leica Microsystems EM PACT2

High-pressure freezer system

 

Leica Microsystems EM AFS2

Automatic freeze substitution system

 

Leica Microsystems Model CPD030

Critical point dryer

 

Leica Microsystems UC7/FC7

Cryo-ultramicrotome with Diatome micro-manipulator

 

Leica Microsystems UCT

Cryo-ultramicrotome

 

Leica Microsystems BAF060

Freeze etching system

 

Leica Microsystems EM ACE600

High-resolution sputter coater

 

FEI Vitrobot Mark IV

Grid plunging system

 

Fischione Model 1020

Plasma cleaner

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URL

Facility for Electron Microscopy Research

www.mcgill.ca/femr