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Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines (EICN)

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Z. Hong Zhou, Faculty Director and Professor at the MIMG Department
Ge Peng, Technical Director
Ivo Atanasov, Associate Director
ATTENTION: The EICN is closed to general access until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ONLY research activity approved by the UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research is allowed. Please contact EICN staff for further information.

For more information about EICN, please visit the EICN Website.

EICN New User Guide
EICN Policy and Rates

About EICN:

EICN is operated on the following bases:

  • Assisted Service
  • Self Service

Highly experienced staff provide either assisted services or the necessary trainings on instruments available at EICN.

Seeing molecules, materials, and molecular machineries at atomic resolution and in three-dimension is critical to nanoscience. In order to facilitate this, the Electron Imaging Center for Nanomachines (EICN) was established at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) through a major instrumentation grant from NIH and support from UCLA. EICN provides advanced electron imaging tools for a broad range of research, covering a scale range from tens of micrometers to angstroms, and delivering valuable structural information for cell biology, microbiology, biomolecular, molecular, and materials sciences. The state-of-the-art EICN facility offers all major electron microscopy (EM) modalities, including:

  • single particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM)
  • cryo-electron tomography (cryoET)
  • cryo-immuno EM
  • single-particle 3D reconstruction
  • 3D tomographic reconstruction
  • ultrathin sectioning (room temperature and cryo)
  • high-pressure freezing
  • freeze-substitution
  • high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR TEM)
  • scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)
  • energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) analysis for mass and elementary mapping
For instrument details and rates, please, click on the picture of the equipment and click "Show Equipment Information" on the page.

For other inquires, please contact EICN Associate Director Ivo Atanasov (