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. We have had twenty-five outside users (outside BNL) this year. Our (current) web page (see it (reload or refresh) http://www.biology.bnl.gov/stem/stem.html) does not include 2007 Projects and Publications, but details about the Fee-for-Service are on it. A brief summary is below:
Details on our web page include:
- Services Provided
Biology’s Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM)
Per Grid* – non-proprietary…………………………..$391.02**
Minimum of 3 grids per specimen
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.
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):
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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.