Applicants are invited to get in touch with the local contact prior to send a proposal in order to verify the feasibility of their experiment.

FEI Titan3 80-300

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The FEI TITAN3 was installed in 2010 and is a double Cs corrected instrument for TEM mode as well as in STEM mode. It is the cube version of the instrument with only remote control. The resolution in STEM is as low as 50 pm and in TEM 80 pm can be reached. The accelerating voltage is 300kV, but it is also aligned and is able to operate at voltages of 80 kV and 60kV. The resolution at 80 kV is guaranteed to be below 100 pm.
The instrument is also equipped with a monochromator that lowers energy spread of the electrons below 0.15 eV. EDX and EELS (GIF Quantum) provide chemical analysis. Special sample holders for electron tomography (double tilt rotation holder) are available.

FEI Helios 650 FIB

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The Helios 650 FIB was installed in 2011 and has been selected to prepare samples with minimal surface damage. It allows finishing the EM sample preparation at accelerating voltages as low as 1 keV. This is essential in order to obtain representative and artifact free results.