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Cryo-SEM fully installed

We have recently completed the installation of our newest set of equipment which includes a variable pressure SEM, a cryo SEM preparation system, and an ion mill which also has a cryo milling feature. If you are interested in more specific details related to this equipment please contact Dr. Formo, at

Coming Soon! Hitachi Cryo-SEM

Our newest Scanning Electron Microscope has arrived and we are awaiting the Quorum Cryostage attachment. Once everything is installed, we will be ready to work with your samples.

GEM New Relaxed Covid Guidelines

Remember to wipe down all surfaces before and after instrument use!

In accordance with the latest CDC and USG guidelines, Face coverings are now optional at GEM . GEM Staff will continue to disinfect high touch surfaces.

In person meetings are now available, at your discretion, and we will continue to meet with you through virtual platforms if preferred.

We’re looking forward to seeing you again!  Please contact us about questions or problems.


Mary Ard       

John Shields    

Eric Formo      

Virtual Microscopy Opportunities at GEM

Dear Georgia Electron Microscopy user community,

(1) Video Tutorials

Visit GEM’s updated YouTube channel to view new videos:

(2) Images

Download a microscopy-related Zoom background!

(3) External Resources

There are many great online resources related to microscopy, including:

Free Aztec software for EDS analysis

Recorded webinars from Penn State’s Materials Research Institute

Online microscopy talks from the Royal Microscopical Society

Educational resources from the Microscopy Alliance (University of Arizona)

Video library from the Microscopy Society of America

With best wishes,

John Shields, Tina Salguero, Eric Formo, and Mary Ard

Please do not hesitate to contact us about any ideas or concerns!