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Advanced Microscopy Laboratory

The CRANN Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML) is a custom built, state of the art 6,000 square foot facility, located in the Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, in Central Dublin. The centre houses a critical mass of high end scanning and imaging electron and ion beam microscopes for sample imaging, analytics/characterisation, and nanofabrication.

The capital equipment includes a Carl Zeiss Helium Ion Microscope [HIM], an FEI Titan Transmission Electron Microscope [TEM], and five other high specification scanning electron and focused ion beam microscopes. The centre offers custom designed ultra-high specification microscope operating environments, dedicated wet and dry sample preparation labs and a high specification electron beam lithography capability with an integrated clean-room, and resists processing facilities on-site. The centre serves the internal CRANN client community and Principal Investigator base, the wider academic community at home and in a European context, and a growing roster of industrial clients and collaborators.

Users external to crann/tcd and commercial clients who wish to use the facility please contact the Central Equipment Facilities manager, Cathal McCauley at