Electron microscopes fire electrons and create images, magnifying micrometer and nanometer structures by up to ten million times, providing a spectacular level of detail, even allowing researchers to view single atoms.

From the mites crawling on our skin to a hidden world inside our own bodies, electron microscopy has revealed epic battles between our immune system and diseases, the tangled mass of fibers that constitutes blood clots, how diseased cells and tissues can wreak havoc on our health, and how our bodies are vibrant ecosystems in their own right that play host to millions of bacteria.

By showing us the structure of materials at the nanoscale, electron microscopy provides a way to understand the link between material composition, structure, and performance, leading to technological advances including smaller, faster computers, chemical sensors, targeted drug delivery, high-performance materials, water filters and many more.

Materials Science Research using Electron Microscopy

Innovative materials play essential roles in clean energy, transportation, human health, and industrial productivity. Whether exploring alternative energy sources or developing stronger, lighter materials and sophisticated nanodevices, scientists turn to Thermo Fisher Scientific to help them find answers. Our workflows offer vast exploration and experimentation capabilities. Our expertise helps refine materials imaging, analysis and characterization. As a result, customers have scaled new heights of discovery and recognition, including winning a Nobel Prize.

Semiconductor Manufacturing & Analysis using Electron Microscopy

Consumer demand is driving the electronics market to produce faster, smaller, cheaper, more power efficient portable devices. Device manufacturers must place a high premium on both time-to-market and device performance. On an operational level, this means working with shrinking geometries, new materials and novel architectures. At this level of innovation, critical dimensions are simply too small to see or characterize with existing tools. New, high productivity, increasingly TEM-centric workflows are required to perform this work.

Life Science Analysis using Electron Microscopy

Basic life processes start in the cell. To understand how cells function and respond to disease or genetic variations, life scientists engage in cellular and structural biology research. Cellular biology explores individual cells and the ways in which they are organized into organs and tissues. Structural biologists delve deep into sub-cellular components, organelles and macromolecular structures.

Spectra 300 TEM

Thermo Fisher Scientific supplies innovative solutions for electron microscopy and microanalysis. We provide innovative instruments combined with advanced software suites to take customers from questions to usable data by combining high-resolution imaging with physical, elemental, chemical and electrical analysis across scales and modes—through the broadest sample types.

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Electron microscopy image of a material surface

Electron microscopy learning center

Electron microscopy resources and reference materials for microscopy novices, experts, and everyone in between. The electron microscopy learning center provides a variety of informational and educational resources on electron microscopy for students, educators, or anyone that simply wants to learn more about this fascinating technology.

Electron microscopy NanoPorts

Our NanoPorts, conveniently located around the world, are centers of excellence designed to bring you firsthand experience with our equipment. Whether you are wholly unfamiliar with the capabilities of electron microscopy (EM) or are just looking to stay up to date with the latest advances, our NanoPorts offer a range of services to get you educated, up to speed, and to keep you at the forefront of research.

Electron microscopy services

To ensure optimal system performance, we provide you access to a world-class network of field service experts, technical support, and certified spare parts.

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