As USU responds to the Covid-19 crisis, the Microscopy Core Facility remains open (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am-4:30 pm) to researchers until further notice.
Please do not come into the facility if you are/have been sick or around someone that is/has been sick.  You must wear a face mask (cover nose and mouth)  when you’re inside the facility.  A Mask for every Utahn

Location: SER 005 (in the basement of the Science Engineering Research Building)

Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm; Friday: Closed


The Microscopy Core Facility at Utah State University is a research service unit managed by the Office of Research. The facility maintains a scanning electron microscope equipped with EDS/EBSD system, a dualbeam (FIB/SEM) microscope equipped with Omniprobe/EBSD system, a laser dissection microscope, and several microscopy sample preparation tools.  The facility provides microscopy service, project consultation, and user training. The Facility operates on a fee-for-service basis.  Please go to Rate page for details.  Please contact us by email or phone (435)797-8560 for service or training.

SEM Images

The images above were taken with the Scanning Electron Microscope, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, and Electron BackScatter Diffraction in the Microscopy Core Facility.

E-SEM Videos

Real time micro-scale salt crystal formation from a aqueous solution after water being evaporated.

Real time micro-scale water droplet formation after water condensation.