Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University (Uji, Kyoto, Japan)

Responsible person: Prof. Hiroki Kurata

Nanotechnology Platform
Microstructural Characterization Platform Outline

Advanced characterization nanotechnology platform was organized under the "Nanotechnology Platform" program of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to support the research about microstructural characterization for advanced functional materials relating to nanotechnology by sharing the advanced characterization equipment so that it enhances the material development research, international technological competitiveness and development of human resources in Japan.

"Kyoto University Microstructural Characterization Platform" supports the microstructural characterization and elemental analysis of organic and inorganic functional nanomaterials by using advanced transmission electron microscopes (TEM). Cryo-TEM, Cs-corrected TEM and STEM at the Institute for Chemical Research of Kyoto University are registered equipment to carry out the characteristic supports.

Registered advanced equipment

[Photo TEM2] Ultralow-temperature high-resolution transmission electron microscope / JEOL JEM-2100F(G5)
This cryo-TEM has a sample stage cooled by liquid helium in the column so that samples are held at 4.2 K during observation and the damage by electron irradiation can be reduced. Therefore, this TEM is effective for the observation of radiation sensitive organic materials. Another usage is for the observation of objects in liquid like vesicles composed of surfactants in water. Fixing water as vitrified ice by quick quenching, you can observe the object as if being in water.
[Photo TEM1] Spherical-aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope / JEOL JEM-2200FS + CETCOR
By using aberration corrector for the objective lens, this TEM can use high resolution observation at atomic level. And it equips in-column type omega filter so that it can be used to obtain EELS spectrum and elemental mapping.
[Photo TEM3] Monochromated atomic resolution analytical electron microscope / JEOL JEM-ARM200F + Double Wien filter + CETCOR and CESCOR
It can be used for elemental mapping by EDX with atomic level resolution and EELS spectrum measurement with high energy resolution.
[Photo FIB] Sample preparation apparatus
We support sample preparation by using FIB, Precision ion polishing system and Dimple grinder system.
⇒ Detail of equipment

Usage for platform

Contact to the below address for the use at first.

⇒ Usage guide ⇒ Usage fee  ⇒Application form(xls)

⇒ Internal regulations (PDF) ⇒Internal regulations for usage fee(PDF)

Contact information

Kyoto University Microstructural Characterization Platform Office

Division of Electron Microscopy and Crystal Chemistry,
Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University,  
Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
+81-774-38-3051 / FAX +81-774-38-3055

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