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The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML) is part of the CRANN Institute and is a custom designed, 6,000 square foot facility, located in the Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus.



The AML contains a suite of instruments that covers the entire resolution range from transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopies with spatial resolution up to the atomic scale, to scanning electron and ion beam microscopes for surface imaging and analysis. Many of these microscopy techniques not only support analysis but also can be used for fabrication purposes in the nanoscale range. All of these techniques are managed by a dedicated team of highly trained staff with many years of academic and industrial experience, who can advise on the most appropriate method.

The AML has an open-access policy and is available for variable rates to academic and industrial users, both nationally and internationally. We are committed to driving internationally competitive materials science research which will benefit the economy and society in Ireland and beyond, and we look forward to welcoming you to our facility

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Microscopy image of the month.

March Image of the month - @NiamhGeoghegan from @ucdchemistry with 45 degree tilt of an array of PEGDA nanopillars, replica moulded from two-photon polymerised templates, that have begun to collapse in on each other , full size image