New Director of the Electron Microscope Unit
Robert Knutsen was appointed as the Director of the Electron Microscope Unit at the University of Cape Town in January 2020
Would you like to know more about Electron Beam Lithography or Raman Intergrated Scanning electron Microscopy? We can come to you!
Online Equipment Reservations
You must be registered with the Centre for Imaging and Analysis before you can make instrument bookings. To register, please contact Miranda or Mohamed.
Sir Aaron Klug passes away
Sir Aaron Klug was born in Lithuania and educated in South Africa. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contribution to Crystallographic electron microscopy.
Cryo Electron Microscopy scoops Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, win the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The Aaron Klug Centre for Imaging and Analysis

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The Electron Microscope Unit (EMU), provides a central microscopy service to all departments of the University of Cape Town, as well as to other universities, research institutions and private companies. Staff at the Unit are able to advise users on many aspects of electron microscopy, light microscopy and digital imaging and can take on joint research. The Unit offers a versatile, high quality range of instruments and techniques serving the needs of Engineering (Material and Chemical), Biological Science, Physical Science, Geoscience, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology and Medical Sciences. The Unit is located on the first level (room 1.01) of the New Engineering Building on Madiba Circle on the Upper Campus.



Sunday, 12 July 2020
Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) and Raman (RISE) workshop

The AKCIA welcomed 20 people to an interactive workshop on Electron Beam Lithography featuring the Tescan Advanced MIRA3 SEM.

Publication Date:
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 - 12:45
Visit to Brno

In April 2018, Michael visited the Tescan factory in Brno, Czech Republic.



Publication Date:
Tue, 08 May 2018 - 12:45
WiTec Acadamy

Miranda attended the WiTec Raman Academy in Ulm, Germany, in April.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 - 13:15
Arrival of our new TESCAN RISE SEM.
Our New Tescan RISE SEM has arrived!


Publication Date:
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 16:00