University of California, Riverside

Materials Science and Engineering




MSE 309


2-Hour Training: $50

1-Hour Follow-up: $25

Regular Usage: $25/hour

Electron Gun

Tungsten heated cathode, 200 V - 30 kV


High Vacuum Mode: < 9 x 10-3 Pa


High Vacuum Mode (SE): 3 nm at 30 kV, 8 nm at 3 kV


Secondary Electron



Standard: 3-axis motorized

X = 45 mm - motorized, Y = 45 mm - motorized, Z = 27 mm manual

Rotation = 360° continuous - motorized, Tilt = -90° to +90° - manual


3x - 1,000,000x (for 5" image width in Continual Wide Field/Resolution)

Working Modes

Resolution, Depth, Field, Wide Field

Useful Documentation

UCR MSE SEM Training Notebook rev. 3.4 (last updated December 21, 2017)



  1. Have your PI send the facilities manager, Perry Cheung (, an email indicating approval for your training

  2. Complete the following 4 training modules via UC Learning

    1. Laboratory Safety Orientation (Fundamentals) 2013
    2. Hazardous Waste Management
    3. X-Ray Safety
    4. Compressed Gas Safety
  3. Review the SEM Policies and Regulations
  4. Review the MSE 150 250 309 Policies and Regulations
  5. Fill out the SEM FAU Authorization Form  with PI signature

  6. Fill out the MSE 150 250 309 Authorization Form with PI signature and your departmental MSO or FAO
  7. Deliver a printed copy of your training transcript and signed FAU and authorization forms to facilities manager (MSE 311)

  8. You will receive an email in a few days with your username and temporary password to reserve time on our Faces scheduling system (Group: ucr_sem)

  9. Check available 2 hour blocks on Faces and arrange a time with the facilities manager for training

  10. Reserve a 2 hour block on Faces

  11. Meet outside lab manager’s office (MSE 311) on agreed training day and time.

  12. Once training is completed, you will complete key request access form and submit to facilities manager.

  13. For undergraduate users without card access to the 3rd floor of MSE, you will request room access to MSE-SEM by submitting a request to Systems.  For non ENGR users, you will need to visit Systems (Bourns Hall A344/308), create an account, and request a proximity card first.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
313 Materials Science & Engineering Building

Tel: (951) 827-3383
Fax: (951) 827-3188x

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