JEOL 3100R05


  • Atomic structure
  • Atomic chemical mapping
  • In-situ imaging (deformation, gas, liquid, temperature)


Kai Sun 
Location: Room G026 (Microscope) and G028 (Control Room)
Live webcam 1     Live webcam 2
Phone: +1 (734) 764-2884 (Microscope)  +1 (734) 764-2884 (Control Room)


Publications, presentations, posters resulting from work on this instrument should state: “The authors acknowledge the financial support of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and NSF grant #DMR-0723032, and technical support from the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization“.


  • Accelerating Voltage: 

    • 80, 200 and 300kV 
  • Filament: 
    • Tungsten cold field emission tip
  • Vacuum
    • Gun ~1.0 x 10-9 torr
    • Column ~1.0 x 10-7 torr
  • Resolution
    • CTEM 0.055 nm point-to-point
    • STEM 0.055 nm point-to-point
  • XEDS System
    • Horizontal Ultra-thin Window JEOL SDD X-ray detector (active area = 60 mm2) capable of detecting elements with Z >5.
  • EELS System
    • Gatan #965 Quantum Imaging Filter (GIF) for electron energy loss spectroscopy and imaging.
  • Image Acquisition & Analysis System
    • Gatan Ultrascan 1000 CCD TV camera for high resolution imaging (above the GIF)
  • Compatible sample Holders
    • JEOL Single-Tilt Stage
    • JEOL Double-Tilt Analytical Stage
    • Gatan #646 Double-Tilt (x=±35 degrees, y=±35 degrees) Low Background (Be) Stage with Faraday cup.
    • Gatan #636 Double-Tilt (x=±35 degrees, y=±35 degrees) Low Background (Be) Liquid-Nitrogen Stage.
    • Gatan #652 Double-Tilt Heating Holder with a maximum operating temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius.
  • In-situ holders 
    • Hysitron pico-indenter
  • Other Accessories
    • Free lens control, fully independent control of all lenses.
    • TEMCon PC control software.
    • JEOL Cs Correctors for STEM and TEM 

References and Publications

  1. Effects of substrate temperature and deposition rate on the phase separated morphology of co-sputtered, Cu-Mo thin films B. Derby, Y. Cui, J.K. Baldwin, A. Misra. Thin Solid Films 647 50-56 2018
  2. The effect of cold rolling on grain boundary structure and stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of twins in alloy 690 in simulated PWR primary water environment, Kuang, W., G.S. Was, C. Miller, M. Kaufman, T. Alam, B. Gwalani, and R. Banerjee, Corrosion science, 130, 126-137, 2018
  3. Solar Water Oxidation by an InGaN Nanowire Photoanode with a Bandgap of 1.7 eV, S. Chu , S. Vanka, Y. Wang, J. Gim, Y. Wang, Y. Ra, R. Hovden, H. Guo, I. Shih, and Z. Mi, ACS Energy Letters, 3, 307-314, 2018
  4. Deformation behavior of β’ and β”’ precipitates in Mg-RE alloys, ELS Solomon, EA Marquis, Materials Letters 2018
  5. Characterization of M2X formed during 5 MeV Fe2+ Irradiation, E. Getto, K. Sun, and G. Was, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 485, 154-158, 2017
  6. The oxidation of alloy 690 in simulated pressurized water reactor primary water, Kuang, W., M. Song, P. Wang, and G.S. Was, Corrosion science, 126, 227-237, 2017
  7. Addressing Challenges and Scalability in the Synthesis of Thin Uniform Metal Shells on Large Metal Nanoparticle Cores: Case Study of Ag-Pt Core-Shell Nanocubes U. Aslam, S. Linic ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9(49) 43127-43132 2017
  8. Radiation-induced segregation on defect clusters in single-phase concentrated solid-solution alloys, C. Lu, T. Yang, K. Jin, N. Gao, P. Xiu, Y. Zhang, F. Gao, H. Bei, W.J. Weber, K. Sun, Y. Dong and L.M. Wang, Acta Materialia, 127, 98-107, 2017
  9. Amorphization of Ta2O5 under swift heavy ion irradiation, A.B. Cusick, M. Lang, F.X. Zhang, K. Sun, W.X. Li, P. Kluth, C. Trautmann, R.C. Ewing, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B, 407, 25-33, 2017
  10. Indium-doped Co3O4 nanorods for catalytic oxidation of CO and C3H6 towards diesel exhaust, L. Ma, C.Y. Seo, X.Y. Chen, K. Sun, J.W. Schwank, Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 222, 44-58, 2017
  11. Effect of laser surface remelting on the microstructure and properties of Al-Al2Cu-Si ternary eutectic alloy”, Bhupendera Prashanth Ramakrishnan, Qian Lei, Amit Misra & Jyoti Mazumder, Scientific Reports, 7, 13468, 2017
  12. Enhanced Radiation-tolerant Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steel and its Microstructure Evolution under Helium-implantation and Heavy-ion Irradiation, Chenyang Lu, Zheng Lu, Xu Wang, Rui Xie, Zhengyuan Li, Michael Higgins, Chunming Liu, Fei Gao, Lumin Wang, Scientific reports, 7, 40343, 2017
  13. Characterization of M2X formed under 5 MeV Fe2+ Irradiation at 460C, [1]    E. Getto, K. Sun, G.S. Was,, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 485, 154-158, 2017
  14. Effect of Y/Ti atomic ratio on microstructure of oxide dispersion strengthened alloys, Chenyang Lu, Zheng Lu, Rui Xie, Zhengyuan Li, Chunming Liu, Lumin Wang, Materials Characterization, 134, 35-40, 2017
  15. Controlling Energy Flow in Multimetallic Nanostructures for Plasmonic Catalysis, U. Aslam, S. Chavez, S. Linic, Nature Nanotechnology, 12, 1000-1005, 2017
  16. Addressing Challenges and Scalability in the Synthesis of Thin Uniform Metal Shells on Large Metal Nanoparticle Cores: Case Study of Ag-Pt Core-Shell Nanocubes, U. Aslam, S. Linic, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(49), 43127-43132, 2017
  17. Structural differences between capped GaSb nanostructures grown by Stranski-Krastanov and droplet epitaxy growth modes, Matt DeJarld, Lifan Yan, Marta Luengo-Kovac, Vanessa Sih, and Joanna Millunchick, Journal of Applied Physics, 121(3), 34301, 2017
  18. Droplet induced compositional inhomogeneities in GaAsBi, C. Ryan Tait, Lifan Yan, and Joanna M. Millunchick, Applied Physics Letters, 111(4), 42105, 2017
  19. High performance red-emitting multiple layer InGaN/GaN quantum dot lasers, Thomas Frost, Arnab Hazari, Anthony Aiello, Md Zunaid Baten, Lifan Yan, Joanna Mirecki-Millunchick and Pallab Bhattacharya, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 55(3), 32101, 2016
  20. Experimental evidence of ZnS precursor anisotropy activated by ethylenediamine for constructing nanowires and single-atomic layered hybrid structures, S.B. Han, W. Liu, K. Sun, and X.T. Zu, CrystEngComm, 8(15), 2626-2631, 2016
  21. Memristive behavior and ideal memristor of 1T phase MoS2 nanosheets, P.F. Cheng, K. Sun, and Y.H. Hu, Nano Letters, 16(1), 572-576, 2016
  22. An efficient counter electrode material for dye-sensitized solar cells—flower-structured 1T metallic phase MoS2, W. Wei, K. Sun, Y.H. Hu, Journal of Materials Chemistry , 4(32), 12398-12401, 2016
  23. Mechanically-induced reverse phase transformation of MoS2 from stable 2H to metastable 1T and its memristive behavior, P. Cheng, K. Sun, Y.H. Hu, RSC Advances, 6(70), 65691-65697, 2016
  24. The bright future for electrode materials of energy devices ─ highly conductive porous Na-embedded carbon, W. Wei, L. Chang, K. Sun, A. Pak, E. Paek, G. Hwang, Y.H. Hu, Nano Letters, 16(12), 8029-8033, 2016
  25. Enhancing radiation tolerance by controlling defect mobility and migration pathways in multicomponent single-phase alloys, Chenyang Lu, Liangliang Niu, Nanjun Chen, Ke Jin, Taini Yang, Pengyuan Xiu, Yanwen Zhang, Fei Gao, Hongbin Bei, Shi Shi, Mo-Rigen He, Ian M Robertson, William J Weber, Lumin Wang, Nature communications, 7, 13564, 2016
  26. Microstructure of HIPed and SPSed 9Cr-ODS steel and its effect on helium bubble formation, Chenyang Lu, Zheng Lu, Rui Xie, Chunming Liu, Lumin Wang, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 474, 65-75, 2016
  27. Direct observation of defect range and evolution in ion-irradiated single crystalline Ni and Ni binary alloys, Chenyang Lu, Ke Jin, Laurent K Béland, Feifei Zhang, Taini Yang, Liang Qiao, Yanwen Zhang, Hongbin Bei, Hans M Christen, Roger E Stoller, Lumin Wang, Scientific reports, 6, 19994, 2016
  28. Kinetic Trapping of Immisicible Metal Atoms into Bimetallic Nanoparticles through Plasmonic Visible Light-Mediated Reduction of a Bimetallic Oxide Precursor: Case Study of Ag-Pt Nanoparticle Synthesis, U. Aslam, S. Linic, Chemistry of Materials, 28(22), 8289-8295, 2016
  29. Mechanism of Charge Transfer from Plasmonic Nanostructures to Chemically Attached Materials, C. Boerigter, U. Aslam, S. Linic, ACS Nano, 10(6), 6108-6115, 2016
  30. Mechanism of Charge Transfer from Plasmonic Nanostructures to Chemically Attached Materials C. Boerigter, U. Aslam, S. Linic ACS Nano 10(6) 6108-6115 2016
  31. Chemistry and morphology of b’ precipitates in an aged Mg-Nd-Y-Zr alloy, E Sitzmann, EA Marquis, Phil. Mag. Letters (2015) 95(1) 7-13 link