The Electron Microscopy Center at the University of South Carolina is a core facility providing all levels of technical support and consultation in the area of light microscopy, electron microscopy, and elemental analysis.
The integrated imaging and microanalysis facility is located in the basement ofand administered by the . The center provides microscopy and specimen preparation services for biological and materials science research. In addition, the center offers necessary training and access to all microscopes and ancillary equipment to faculty, staff, and students of the University of South Carolina System as well as external users.
Electron microscopy center is operated on a cost-recovery basis and fees are accessed for consumables, equipment use, and staff support. The major shared instruments in the EM Center include an Hitachi H8000 200kV transmission electron microscope, a Zeiss Ultaplus Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, and an Tescan Vega3 SBU variable pressure scanning electron microscope with an Thermo Scientific EDS system. The ancillary equipment include ultramicrotomes, rotary microtomes, sputter coater, critical point dryer, and carbon evaporator.