The National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, supports research carried out by visiting national and international scientists. As part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, California, they provide access to several of the world's most advanced microscopes and tools for microcharacterization of materials. Photos and descriptions of their tools and resources are posted on this website. Special software developed at the NCEM for distribution to the microscopy community can be downloaded to your local computer free of charge (along with manuals). Visitors can also learn about the online Remote-control microscopy project, browse publications or find out about how to apply to conduct research at the facility.