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Cambridge Graphene Centre

Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials

Our SEM lab is for examining structures on the nano-scale, and analysing the elemental content using the EDX.


For access to the lab, or for any general training, please contact the lab leader, Dr Yarjan Samad, or their deputy, Dr James Kerfoot For training on any of the equipment, please contact the Principal User or their deputy for the listed equipment.

All equipment in the SEM Lab needs to be booked before use. The booking system can be found here.



Principal UserDr Yarjan Samad
DeputyDr Jeremiah Marcellino

Model: FEI Magellan 400

SEM equipped with a load-lock, an in-lens and a back-scatter secondary electron detectors (normal imaging), Bruker X-ray detector (elemental analysis), stage bias (imaging dielectric samples), two CCDs for sample navigation and stage side view.


Sputter Coater

Principal UserDr Yarjan Samad
DeputyDr Jeremiah Marcellino


Quick and easy way to sputter-deposit conducting layers of Al, Au and C onto samples before SEM. This tool is to be used ONLY in conjunction with SEM work.


Wire Bonder

Principal UserDr Yang Li 
DeputyDr Tanweer Ahmed


Wedge, ball and ribbon bonding making use of Gold, Aluminium, Silver and Copper wires can be performed as using this facility either in manual or automatic mode.




When in the SEM laboratory, please follow the local rules, downloadable here.


Photos by Samuel Curtis Photography