The Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF) provides advanced electron microscopy instrumentation services to Oregon State research communities and collaborators. Instruments include the newly installed Titan 80-200 analytical transmission/scanning transmission electron microscope (TEM/STEM) used to visualize the structure, chemical composition and arrangement of atoms in thin, extraordinarily small specimens. It is one of only two such devices at a U.S. university.

The EMF supports basic and applied research programs in:

  • Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced metallic, ceramic, glass and polymeric materials development
  • Chemistry
  • Applied physics
  • Failure analysis and tribology (the study of friction and wear)
  • Human, animal and plant health
  • Pharmacy
  • Bioengineering
  • Forestry pathology, productivity and development and performance of wood products
  • Air, water, and soil ecology, pollution and resource development and conservation
  • Plant and soil sciences, microbiology, entomology, zoology and geology