The ER-C User Facility provides both, direct services and scientific assistance in the field of advanced electron microscopy applications to university research groups and research laboratories in industry . Given that results are published in a peer reviewed journal or an equivalent paper with the ER-C User Facility, its personnel involved in the research, and involved funding agencies being acknowledged properly, access to ER-C instruments for scientific use is provided at no cost. If you plan to utilize experimental or methodical ER-C resources, please follow the four-step procedure described below to apply for periods of instrumental use or counseling activities. In our Facilities section you will find detailed information about our instruments as well as contact information to reach out to our Instrument Officers. For all inquiries and questions concerning the ER-C User Facility in general please contact our User Officer.
Prior to submitting an official proposal, feasibility and lead time of your project must be checked. For this purpose, please contact the ER-C Instrument Officer responsible for the instrument you would like to use. You can find the contact of the responsible officer at the bottom of each individual instrument page. If you need support in choosing the right technique and instrument or if you have general questions, please contact our User Officer.
Subject to approval of your proposal, you may arrange your visiting time and date for experimental analyses directly with the ER-C contact person named in your proposal. Further travel information can be four on our Travel info page.
All users are obliged to notify their local ER-C contacts about any publication of the results achieved at ER-C. Depending on the scientific contribution, the ER-C local contact (supporting the project from ER-C side) should be considered as co-author of any publication resulting from the experiments performed at ER-C. Proper indication of the instruments used at the ER-C should be made in the publication, preferably in the “experimental” part. A list of the instruments accessible through the ER-C user facility is available here.
The following acknowledgement statement is required at the end of the publication:
“This work contains results obtained from experiments performed at the Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) in Germany [DOI of the corresponding JLSRF paper – see below]. The ER-C beam-time access was provided via the [x].” Where [x] stands for:
- “DFG Core Facility Project [ER-C Project Number]” -in the case of ER-C Projects
- „ Transnational Access in the frame of ESTEEM3 Project [ESTEEM3 Proposal Number and name]” – in the case of ESTEEM3 granted Proposals*
Please keep in mind that (the lack of) proper acknowledgments for former experiments may affect the allocation the beam-time in the future.
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