STEM Facility

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THE STEM (Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope) FACILITY

at Brookhaven National Laboratory

The STEM used to be an NIH Research Resource and as such was available to outside users with appropriate projects free of charge.

Since we lost our STEM grant, we have been operating for the past year, halftime, on a Fee-for-Service basis.

Our web page does not include 2007 Projects and Publications, but details about the Fee-for-Service are on it. A brief summary is below:

Description of Service

FEE-FOR-SERVICE

Details on our web page include:

  • Services Provided
  • Guarantee

SAMPLE CHARGE

Biology’s Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM)

Per Grid* – non-proprietary…………………………..$391.02**

Minimum of 3 grids per specimen

See it (reload or refresh) http://www.biology.bnl.gov/stem/stem.html for details.


PURPOSE OF THIS PAGE

Our web page (link given above) has essentially all the useful information about the facility and its use.

We will try to use this page for transient information, such as announcements and "news".


A NEW POSTING

The microscope is now running with our new computer system. STEM Users who have been using the STEM PCMass programs for analyses and viewing, should be using the most recent version of PCMass. It reflects the new data acquisition system, is much more user-friendly, and has more tutorials. A new, complete, PCMass program will soon be on our ftp site.



USERS

Most users mail (ON Express) their samples. Frozen samples, in a well-insulated package with lots of dry ice, will stay frozen for many days -- long enough to clear customs if they are from abroad. A sample package is shown below (held by Joe and Beth):

Retrieved from "http://www.openwetware.org/wiki/Image:--Package-file.jpg--"


ANNUAL EM WORKSHOP

No annual STEM/EM Workshop was held in 2008 at the end of the RapiData Crystallography course.


A GOLD-LABELING WORKSHOP

Was held Sept. 11-13, 2007. It was organized by Dr. James Hainfeld.

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