Notice: The ShaRE web site will no longer accept user proposals after 6:00pm on Monday, June 3, 2013. The ShaRE User Program will be combined with ORNL’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) – ShaRE proposal submittal will be included in the biannual CNMS proposal calls. The next opportunity to submit a CNMS-ShaRE proposal will be in Fall 2013. The same ShaRE capabilities will be available but must now be requested through submittal of a CNMS user proposal. If you click on the orange button below “Submit your ShaRE Proposal on-line” you will automatically be redirected to the CNMS home page. The ShaRE web site can still be navigated for informational purposes only.

The Shared Research Equipment (ShaRE) User Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is one of three Electron Beam Microcharacterization Centers supported by the Scientific User Facilities Division of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.  Since its inception in 1977, the ShaRE User Facility has provided access to a suite of advanced instruments and staff scientists for the μm to-Å-scale characterization of materials in the following focused research areas:

Electron Microscopy

  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Aberration-corrected STEM–High-Angle Annular Dark Field (HAADF) imaging
  • Analytical Electron Microscopy (AEM) including Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS), Energy Filtered TEM (EF-TEM), and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) including EDS and Orientation Image Mapping (OIM) – Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)
  • Dual-beam focused ion beam system
  • FIB, ion-milling, and microtomy for TEM/SEM specimen preparation
  • NEW ShaRE Resource - Nion UltraSTEM 60-100kV dedicated aberration-corrected STEM for low- and mid-voltage operation

Atom Probe Tomography (APT)

  • Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP)
  • Laser-assisted LEAP
  • Dual-beam FIB for APT needle preparation

The ShaRE User Facility is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

ShaRE Director: Dr. Karren L. More