Arizona Imaging & Microanalysis Society

The Arizona Imaging & Microanalysis Society (AIMS) is a local professional society in the state of Arizona. We are affiliated with the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS).

We promote the knowledge of biological, physical and industrial applications of microscopy, imaging and/or microanalysis and promote the free exchange of ideas and information among academic, government and industrial users of these techniques.

Some of the techniques used by members of our society include: light microscopy (bright field, dark field, phase contrast, polarized light, DIC), fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (bright field, electron diffraction, medium voltage), scanning electron microscopy (secondary electrons, auger electrons, backscattered electrons, “leaky vacuum/environmental” SEM), Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Probe Microscopes (scanning tunneling, atomic force) and digital imaging (capture and manipulation).


Due to heightened concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the AIMS meeting has been rescheduled for Friday March 19, 2021 using a virtual platform. All sponsorships, memberships and registrations will be honored from 2020 through the AIMS 2021 conference. The poster and art exhibit competition are also postponed until the AIMS 2021 meeting. Additional information will be provided soon.

The ImageJ/FIJI workshop has been rescheduled to Thursday March 18, 2021 and will be presented as an online TEC Talk workshop. Details will be announced soon.