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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.

Basic Capabilities:

  • 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

  • Optical microscopy

  • Microhardness testing

  • 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



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