KIT Materials Center

Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (LEM)

The Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (LEM) is the core facility for electron microscopy at KIT. Our tasks comprise the investigation of a broad range of materials by electron microscopic and electron spectroscopic techniques for internal and external customers, collaborative research projects and the improvement and development of electron microscopic techniques. One LEM group focuses on the development of electron optical elements. We also offer a two-semester lecture course on electron microscopy with lab courses for the training of students and young scientists.
Five state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopes (TEM), three scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and two combined focused-ion-beam/scanning-electron-microscope (FIB/SEM) systems are available which are equipped with energy dispersive X-ray and electron-energy-loss spectrometers (EDXS, EELS) for chemical analysis and the study of electronic properties on the nanoscale. Further techniques comprise electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and transmission electron holography. High-temperature TEM specimen holders are available and SEM can be performed under environmental conditions to study wet specimens.

Please read more information on the LEM homepage.