EM Unit

State-of-the-art electron microscopy equipment and technology

The Electron Microscopy Unit, NIMS, supports a wide range of electron microscopic analyses in various phases of research. The unit provides support for the use of transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM), focused ion beam (FIB) devices, etc., as well as state-of-the-art observation and analysis utilizing special observation techniques. Researchers outside of NIMS can also access the instruments and technologies of this station through several programs such as Advanced Research Infrastructure for Materials Nanotechnology Japan (ARIM JAPAN) and the NIMS Open Facility.

Information about Application for use in FY2024

We are now accepting applications for use in fiscal year 2024.
Please check the application procedures before applying.
If you have any questions, please contact <tem[at]nims.go.jp>.

[Application Procedures]
FY2024 Application Procedures (Internal Use) / FY2024 Application Procedures (External Use)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Electron Microscopy Unit

Specialized Field and Support

 We offer a shared-use of transmission electron microscopes, which cover a wide range of functions from a versatile to an advanced high-resolution electron microscopy, and analysis technology.

 We offer a package of techniques to solve problems that have been difficult to observe, for example, samples that are susceptible to electron beam damage, based on the most advanced electron microscopy techniques.

 We offer a package of problem-solving technologies based on state-of-the-art SEM and FIB-SEM electron microscope analysis technologies that specialize in mesoscopic microstructural analysis, such as 3D crystal orientation analysis.


The availability or usage options of some equipments have been changed from April 1st, 2024. See the Facilities List for further information.


Unit Leader: M. Tanaka
M. Mitome |  F. Uesugi |  K. Kurashima |  T. Nagai |  T. Moronaga |  I. Koda |  T. Mitsui |  J. Uzuhashi
and 14 technical staffs, 2 administrative staffs.