Instruments

Electron Microscope Facility Instrument Specifications

FEI Helios 5CX Dual Beam (Scanning Electron Microscope / Focused on Beam)

Olympus BX43 Optical Microscope

FEI Tecnai F20 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

HORIBA labRAM HR Evolution Raman Spectrometer / AIST-NT AFM

Tescan Vega 3 Scanning Election Microscope

FEI HELIOS 5CX DUAL BEAM (SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE / FOCUSED ION BEAM)

The Thermo Scientific™ Helios™ 5 CX DualBeam combines the innovative Elstar™ Electron Column for ultra-high-resolution imaging and the highest materials contrast (the resolution can reach 0.6 nm at 30 kV STEM and 15 kV and 0.9 nm at 1 kV) with the superior Tomahawk™ Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Column for the fastest, easiest and most precise high-quality sample preparation.  This instrument incorporates a suite of state-of-the-art technologies that enables simple and consistent imaging and sample preparation.  The microscope is equipped with the QuickLoader™ Vacuum Technology: Loadlock for fast sample exchange without breaking system vacuum and the CryoMAT™ Kit for cryo applications allowing for easier and more practical operation than a generic full cryo transfer system.  The temperature is microprocessor controlled and the stability is better than +/- 1 °C with an operating range of +50 °C to -190 °C.

The microscope has a fast beam blanker and can be controlled by a Nanometer Pattern Generation System (NPGS), which is an electron-beam lithography system.

It is equipped with two X-Ray detectors (the Oxford Instruments UltimMax 100 detector and the Oxford Instruments Ultim Extreme 100 detector) and an Oxford Instruments Symmetry EBSD.
Helios"Helios"

Helios

Helios

Helios

HeliosOf possible interest for SEM sample preparation:

  • Carbon coater
  • Sputter coater (Au/Pd)
  • Osmium plasma coater
  • Samdri 795 critical point dryer

CPD“CPD”

Carbon Coater"Carbon Coater"

Sputter Coater“Sputter Coater”

Osmium Plasma Coater Base“Osmium Plasma Coater Base”

Osmium Plasma Coater Jar“Osmium Plasma Coater Jar”

OLYMPUS BX43 OPTICAL MICROSCOPE

Olympus BX43 Optical Microscope“Olympus BX43 Optical Microscope”

FEI TECNAI F20 TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (TEM)

200 KV Field Emission TEM, equipped with:

  • Gatan OneView CMOS 4K camera.
  • Bruker Quantax 200 Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer with XFlash 6T/30 SDD (30mm2 active area)
  • Single-tilt holder
  • Low-background double-tilt holder
  • OF POSSIBLE INTEREST:
  • Gatan Double Tilt Heating Holder Model 652
  • Gatan Single Tilt Heating Straining Holder Model 672
  • FEI Vitrobot
  • Gatan Turbo Pumping Station Model 655
  • Gatan Single Tilt Liquid Nitrogen Cryo Transfer Holder Model 626
  • Gatan Model 1905 Temperature Controller
  • Quorum Technologies Glocube.  A glow discharge system
  • Leica EM TP (tissue processor)
  • Leica UM UC7 (ultramicrotome)
  • Leica UM UC6 (ultramicrotome)

Technai“Tecnai”

Bruker SDD on Tecnai”Bruker SDD on Tecnai”

Gatan OneView on Tecnai“Gatan OneView on Tecnai”

In Situ Heather Strainer Tecnai“In Situ Heater Strainer Tecnai”

Cryo Holder Tecnai“Cryo Holder Tecnai”

Vitrobot“Vitrobot”

Pumping Station Cryo Holder Tecnai“Pumping Station Cryo Holder Tecnai”

Gatan Controller Cryo Tecnai“Gatan Controller Cryo Tecnai”

Tissue Processor“Tissue Processor”

Leica UM UC7“Leica UM UC7”

Leica UM UC6“Leica UM UC6”

Glocube“Glocube”

HORIBA labRAM HR Evolution Raman Spectrometer / AIST-NT AFM

  • Lasers: 532nm, 633nm, 785nm, 1064nm.
  • Air cooled open electrode 1024 x 256 pixel CCD detector
  • LN2 cooled linear InGaAs array detector, 512 pixels
  • Lead Selenide single channel detector
  • Heating-cooling stage, -196C to 600C, integrated software control
  • AIST SPM with top and side view optics
  • 1300nm IR laser
  • Fully automated laser and photodiode alignment
  • Optical coupling to labRAM, fully automated, TERS mapping

AFM AIST“AFM AIST”

Raman“Raman”

Cold Hot Stage Raman“Cold Hot Stage Raman”

TESCAN VEGA 3 SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

EDAX SDD X-ray microanalysis system with Octane Pro 30 mm2 detector and Apex software.

Tescan Vega 3 SEM Photo“Tescan Vega 3 SEM Photo”

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