Imaging Facility

The Imaging Facility at the CUNY ASRC currently (as of May 2016) houses state-of-art 300 kV cryo-EM, 200kV Cs corrected S/TEM, dual beam SEM/FIB, and super-resolution confocal STED microscope for advanced imaging of materials and biological samples. Future expansion of the facility includes a 120 kV TEM. The facility is open to both internal and external users.

The supported applications include cryo-EM single particle data collection, S/TEM and SEM imaging, advanced FIB applications (e.g. patterning, 2D image stack, TEM lamella preparation), chemical analysis by Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy. The facility also has two plunge freezers for cryo-EM specimen preparation, plasma cleaner for SEM samples and TEM grids cleaning, and coater for coating of carbon and sputter coating of metal.

To view a full list of the instruments available in the Imaging Facility, please click here.

We encourage researchers to get trained to become a user of the facility. Click here to find instructions and the forms necessary to become a user. A full list of instrument user rates can be found here.

To inquire about any of the instruments, or for availability, please contact Imaging Facility Manager Tong Wang at Tong.Wang@asrc.cuny.edu or via telephone at 212-413-3352 for further information.

Sheng Zhang
Electron Microscopy Specialist