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Twin detail in alloy foil in HREM.

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HREM Twin

Twin detail in alloy foil in HREM.

Welcome to EMAL!

The University of Michigan Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL) is a university-wide user facility for the microstructural and microchemical characterization of materials. Being a user facility, EMAL is open to anyone in the University research community. The laboratory is also open to users from other universities and to users from local industry.

It is located at the Space Research Building on the U of M North Campus, Building 22 of the North Campus Research Complex and the C.C. Little Science Building on the U of M Central Campus.


Nine EMAL Instruments Now Relocated to NCRC

The relocation of the North Campus EMAL to NCRC is well advanced and nine instruments have been moved to Building 22 of NCRC. Of these seven are up and running, the Cameca Atomprobe, The Kratos XPS, the FEI Helios FIB//SEM, the FEI Nova FIB/SEM, the JEOL 2100F STEM, the Bruker Dmension AFM, and the Nanoinstruments Nanoindenter. The most recetnly moved instruments, the FEI Quanta FIB/SEM and the JEOL 3011 TEM are in the process of reinstallation and should be available within the next two weeks (~ two weeks from Oct 30th 2014). The sample preparation systems have also been relocated and are contained within the two sample preparation rooms, G018 and 1022 in Building 22. The final two pieces of major equipment, the JEOL 2010F TEM/STEM and the FEI XL30ESEM will be moved in the first week of December.

Please remember, that since access to NCRC is controlled, users will have to have their MCard activated to allow them into the building (contact John Mansfield for access. Industrial users and visitors will have to contact EMAL staff for access.

New Location For Atomprobe 1 New Location For Atomprobe 2

Views of the LEAP installed at NCRC. Above left: from outside room G017. Above right: the instrument in operation.

New Location For Helios 1 New Location For Helios 2

Views of the Helios installed at NCRC. Above left: from outside room G025. Above right: the instrument in use.

EMAL NCRC Map

Uncertain of the location of EMAL@NCRC?

Here is a general overview of NCRC with the location of EMAL labeledmap.

For more information, and routes marked from the main visitor entrance in building 18 to building 22, check here

Physical Electronics 680

New Scanning Auger Nanoprobe

A new instrument is avaialblen the Central Campus EMAL, a Physical Electronics 680 scanning Auger nanoprobe. Please contact Central Campus staff member Dr. Zhongrui (Jerry) Li for further information and instructions for access.

Note on laboratory facilities. If you do not find the technique you wish to use listed on our pages, please check our Other Links page for other UM facilities. If that fails, contact John Mansfield (jfmjfm@umich.edu or (734) 936-3352) and he may be able to direct you to an alternate resource.

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