At the University of Western Australian facility the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, received a cryo field emission scanning electron microscope. The JEOL IT800 Cryo-FESEM, the first of its kind to be installed in Australia. The instrument allows for high spatial resolution imaging and analysis with sub-nanometre resolution.
At UNSW Sydney, the Electron Microscope Unit received the University’s first aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope, the JEOL JEM-ARM300F2 GRAND ARM™2 Atomic Resolution Analytical Microscope. This will enable researchers to explore matter at the scale of less than 60 trillionths of a metre helping them to design better materials for renewable energy, medical science, engineering and geosciences.
In July, the Centre for Advanced Microscopy at Australian National University welcomed the installation of a new the Zeiss Crossbeam 550 focused ion beam field emission scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) on its path to develop a fully equipped correlative cryo platform. The Crossbeam comprises a Leica cryo stage and transfer system, which will facilitate cryo block face imaging as well as the production of on-grid transmission electron microscope (TEM) lamella for viewing in the JEOL 200kV CryoARM (NCRIS co-funded; expected March 2021).
In October, Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis, Flinders University, welcomed a ScientaOmicron High-Resolution Photoemission Electron Microscope (PEEM), the first of it’s kind in Australia. PEEM is a powerful imaging technique, whose versatility for topographical, chemical and magnetic contrast imaging at high resolution has been demonstrated in many laboratory and synchrotron applications.