Institut Charles Sadron Plateformes

The platform has three types of microscopes (an optical microscope, a scanning electron microscope and two transmission electron microscopes) and the equipments for sample preparation.
The platform has developed, among others, a unique expertise in cryo-microscopy. We have the equipments to implement:


  • cryo-cuts for the study of bulk materials (TEM, AFM).
  • freeze fractures for the study of gels or bulk materials.
  • solvated frozen thin films for cryo-TEM.
  • sample preparations for cryo-SEM.


The platform is ISO9001 certified.

The platform offer:


  • Service.
  • Training for user.
  • Scientific collaboration.
  • Consulting.