Expertise for Industry

As the leading electron microscopy centre in Flanders, EMAT supports and facilitates collaboration between academic and industrial sectors delivering world-class electron microscopy services. EMAT offers vast expertise in conventional and advanced scanning and transmission electron microscopy blended with many years of experience in materials characterization. 

Our highly qualified research team is ready to provide detailed structural and compositional analysis of your samples down to atomic scale with 

  • Orientation imaging microscopy, phase mapping, statistical analysis
  • High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) imaging
  • High resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (HR-STEM) imaging providing compositionally-sensitive information ("Z-contrast")
  • Electron diffraction and quantitative electron crystallography with precession electron diffraction (PED)
  • Quantitative compositional analysis with energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS)
  • Compositional mapping at different spatial scales (from microns to angstroms) with energy filtered TEM, STEM-EELS and STEM-EDX
  • Imaging of three-dimensional (3D) objects with electron tomography

In order to treat your materials comprehensively, we compliment our core TEM expertise with the support from

  • Specimen preparation (focused ion beam (FIB), polishing and ion beam milling, electrochemical thinning, (cryo)microtome, plunge freezing, ...)
  • High resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM) at conventional and environmental conditions
  • X-ray powder diffraction



Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT) Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerp
Tel. +32 (3) 265 32 59