Technion Center for Electron Microscopy of Soft Matter

Faculty of Chemical Engineering

The Technion Center for Electron Microscopy of Soft Matter includes two TEMs and a high-resolution SEM.

All microscopes are cryo-dedicated, for cryo-TEM and cryo-SEM experiments, and are also available for room temperature work.

The newly arrived Talos, is a FEG equipped high resolution TEM and includes a Falcon direct detector for high resolution imaging at low dose mode and a Volta phase plates for contrast enhancement.

In addition, the Talos is also available for STEM imaging and for 3D characterization using TEM and STEM tomography. Advanced cryo-specimen preparation equipment is available, including equipment for freeze-fracture replication (FFR) and cryo-microtomy.

Academic supervisor: Prof. Ishi Talmon,

Center manager: Mrs. Na'ama Koifman,

Phone: 04 -829-2845


List of Equipment:

Leica UC6 Ultramicrotome FC6

Rheometric Scientific ARES Rheometer

Olympus BH-2 light microscope FEI

T12 G2 cryo-dedicated Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscope

FEI Talos 200C, FEG-equipped cryo-dedicated high-resolution transmission electron microscope (TEM and STEM)


Zeiss Ultra Plus High-Resolution Cryo-Scanning Electron Microscope (HR-Cryo-SEM)

Bruker Quantax EDS for SEM equipped with an Xflash detector 

Nikon Eclipse ME600 light microscope   

Leica BAF 060 for cryo-EM specimens and freeze-fracture replicas preparation 


Controlled environment vitrification system (CEVS) for cryo-EM specimen preparation