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Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines

EICN provides advanced electron imaging tools for applications ranging from materials science to structural biology

Titan S/TEM (FEI)

The FEI Titan family currently offers the Titan 80-300 kV S/TEM, the world’s most powerful, commercially-available scanning transmission electron microscope. Titan is the next generation of a unique 80-300 kV range microscope with 1.34 angstrom resolution. The Titan system is poised to bring electron microscopy into a new era by expanding boundaries and assisting scientists and researchers to achieve ground-breaking results in nanoresearch. This electron microscope is equipped with a S-TWIN lens.

Key features:

  • Alignments at: 80, 200, 300 kV
  • Field Emission Gun (S-FEG)
  • Computer-controlled compustage
  • +/- 40° single tilt analytical holder
  • +/- 40/20° dual tilt analytical holder
  • +/- 70° single tilt tomography holder
  • EDS (Oxford X-MaxTEM 100N TLE Windowless SDD 100 mm2)
  • Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) with HAADF, DF4, DF2, BF detectors
  • High Resolution STEM (HRSTEM)
  • Cs = 1.2 mm
  • Cc = 1.4 mm
  • S/TEM tomography package
  • TIA, image analysis software (FEI)
  • Ultrascan, US1000 1K digital camera (Gatan) with Digital Micrograph GM3 software
  • Biocontinuum GIF with post-GIF K3 Camera
  • Coming Soon: Direct Electron DE64 Camera

You are required to have at least 10 hours of previous experience on any modern FEI TEM with compustage in order to be qualified for Titan S/TEM training. Instructions to become a user can be found here: EICN Become a User. Training can be requested by emailing If you do not receive a reply within 48 hours, you can email Matthew Mecklenburg ( to follow up.

Rates: Internal Academia rate: $70/hour; External Academia rate: $95/hour; Industry rate: $140/hour