Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis (FELMI) & Graz Centre for Electron Microscopy (ZFE) | Core Facility Electron Microscopy (FELMI-ZFE)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
Graz University of Technology
Steyrergasse 17, FELMI-ZFE, Graz, PO: 8010 (Austria)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1951
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
The FELMI-ZFE operates advanced scientific instrumentation in the field of materials microscopy. The instruments are partly owned by the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and by the Graz Centre for Electron Microscopy (Zentrum für Elektronenmikroskopie Graz). They are fully equipped with x-ray and electron energy-loss spectrometers and other special detectors. Additional instruments for specimen preparation (ultramicrotomy, ion-milling) are available. The instrumentation is used for scientific collaborations and collaborative research with companies. The institute hosts one of the best electron microscopes in Europe - the Austrian Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (ASTEM), which is used for materials characterisation at atomic resolution. The institute is a partner of the ESTEEM2 project of the FP7.Four main research areas of FELMI-ZFE are: Nanoanalysis of Materials, Functional Nanofabrication, 3D and in situ Characterisation, Soft Matter and Biomicroscopy

RI Keywords
Microanalysis, Focused ion beam microscopy, Nanoanalysis, Electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, Materials research, Transmission electron microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Scanning transmission electron microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Cryo-transmission electron microscopy (Cryo-TEM), Environmental scanning EM (EM), X-Ray diffractometry (XRD)
RI Category
Analytical Facilities
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Scientific Domain
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Teaching and training

Teaching of courses at the TUGraz, training and user support for other research institutes and companies.

Atomic Force Microscope

Atomic Force Microscope AFM Veeco (ID 1550)

Electron Microscopes

Transmission Electron Microscope Philips CM20 (ID 1544); Scanning Electron Microscope, FEG-SEM Zeiss DSM982 (ID 1545); Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope TEM Tecnai F20 (ID 1546); Transmission Electron Microsope TEM FEI T12 (ID 1549); Austrian Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (ASTEM) FEI Titan 60-300 (ZFE); Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope Zeiss Ultra 55 (ZFE).

IR-Raman Spectroscopy

Raman microscope (ID 1551)

X-ray Diffractometer
Dual Beam Microscopes

Focused Ion Beam microscope (FIB) FEI Nanolab Nova 200 (ID 1548)