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The Electron Microscopy Laboratory (EML) is a user facility dedicated to materials characterization, using primarily electron and optical microscopy tools. Sample preparation capabilities for radioactive materials ensure that high-quality samples are available for characterization.
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with microchemical analysis and grain-orientation imaging
Dual-beam focused ion beam (FIB) with microchemical analysis and orientation imaging
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with microchemical analysis
Precision ion polishing and coating systems
Sample preparation of irradiated metals, ceramics, and small quantities of irradiated fuel for examination in gloveboxes and chemical hoods