ADVANCED ELECTRON MICROSCOPY IMAGING AND SPECTROSCOPY

ADVANCED ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

COMPETENCE UNITS

Nanophotonics
competence-units-nanofabrication
Advanced_Rale

DESCRIPTION

The department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy is a core multi-user facility that features cutting-edge instrumentation, techniques and expertise required for the characterization of samples in the physical and life sciences. The facility focuses on materials and biological research, development of novel techniques and instrumentation, as well as providing training, technical support and consultation in the areas of electron microscopy and spectroscopy. The center facility houses several electron microscopes that can probe the physical, electronic and chemical structure of matter down to the atomic scale. These instruments are coupled with advanced in-situ holders, in which the environment is controlled to match near-realistic conditions of operation, and the sample’s behavior is recorded dynamically in real time. State-of-the-art support facilities also are available including standard specimen preparation equipment and an image analysis laboratory.

INSTRUMENTATION

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Probe-Corrected FEI Titan G2 80-200 kV ChemiSTEM

Double-Corrected FEI Titan G3 Cubed Themis 60-300 kV

JEOL JEM 2100 80-200 kV

Scanning Electron Microscopy

FEI Helios NanoLab 450S DualBeam – FIB with UHREM FEG-SEM

FEI Quanta 650 FEG Environmental SEM (including Peltier and Heating Stage)

In Situ TEM Holders

1 FEI MEMS-based TEM heating and electrical holder

2 Gatan Cryo-TEM holders (FEI and JEOL microscopes)

Sample Preparation for Electron Microscopy

Vitrobot Mark IV

Plasma Cleaner Fischione 1020

Automated Critical Point Dryer Leica EM CPD300

Decontamination Chamber

Turbo Pumping Station Gatan 655

Ultrasonic Bath Branson 1800

Hotplate Stirrer Benchmark H4000-HSE

2 Desiccators

Cold Stage Controller Gatan SmartSet 900

5 Optical Microscopes:

Stereomicroscope Leica EZ4 (at FEI Titan Cubed Themis)

Stereomicroscope Leica EZ4 (at JEOL JEM 2100)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ1000 (at FEI Titan ChemiSTEM)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ 745 (at FEI Quanta)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ 745 (at FEI Helios)

Software for Imaging Analysis

Digital Micrograph

Megacell

Vesta

Dr. Probe

Seg 3D

Serial EM

True Image

Esprit

INCA

Aztec

Inspect 3D

Amira

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Thermo Scientific Escalab 250 Xi

For more information please contact:

Paulo_Ferreira

Dr. Paulo Ferreira

Head of Advanced Electron Microscopy Imaging and Spectroscopy Department at INL

paulo.ferreira.at(at)inl.int