Electron Microscopy Facility at PSI (EMF)


The electron microscopy facility at PSI is presently sustained by three divisions, BIO (chair), NES and ENE. With its three transmission electron microscopes, a focused ion beam instrument and plenty of preparation tools it offers a direct access to electron microscopic techniques highly required in their fields of research (biological as well as materials science samples). The facility is unique within Switzerland as it also allows the investigation of radioactive materials.

We provide opportunity of training and service for the members. Non-members can have an access, when instruments are available. For non-members the use of the instruments is charged on an hourly basis.

The  training is organised in groups of maximum three people wishing to operate electron microscopes by themselves. The structure of training is modular, starting with a theory test on the basics of transmission electron microscopy (all learning materials are provided by us). Access to the instruments after completing the training is available through our online booking system (IRIS). More information can be found here