In June 2014, the Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC) of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris became a Leica reference lab for EM
Sample Preparation with equipment like the Leica EM
TXP target surfacing systems and the Leica EM
TIC 3X ion beam milling system. In the interview, Imène Estève, engineer at the Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS) and head of the SEM
national facility, in charge of running the lab, tells us about how this cooperation has developed.