Facilities

Our available techniques cover the full range of physical scale, from millimetres (10-3 m) to angstroms (Å; 10-10 m) using optical, electron and ion-based probes, providing topographical, structural and compositional information at all levels.


Transmission Electron Microscopy

JEOL 2100F Cs-corrected (80 – 200kV) analytical FEG S/TEM.
EDX and EELS capabilities. Sub-angstrom STEM resolution using CEOS GmbH “CESCOR” aberration correction system. HAADF, ADF & BF imaging. EDAX Octane T Optima windowless 60 mmSDD EDX detector. Gatan imaging filter (GIF) Quantum SE (model 963).

  • Double tilt analytical holder
  • Double tilt holder
  • Single tilt holder

JEOL 2000FX 200kV TEM

Tungsten emitter, EDAX EDX detector. STEM capability with SEI and BSEI detectors.

  • Double tilt holder
  • Heating stage
  • Tilt/rotate holder
  • Double-sample holder

VG NW model 601 
120kV (cold FEG) STEM with a 1 nm probe.


Dual-Beam FIB/SEM

FEI Helios Nanolab 600i FIB/SEM.
0.9 nm image resolution, 4.5 nm ion beam resolution. EDAX Octane Pro EDX detector. EDAX EBSD DigiView with integrated EBSD EDS TEAM analysis software. Pt & C gas injection systems. Iodine enhanced etch facility. Omniprobe micro-manipulator.


Scanning Electron Microscopy

JEOL JSM 7001F FEGSEM.
1.2 nm resolution (at 30 kV). In-lens Schottky field emissions source. Oxford Instruments INCA X-act EDX detector

JEOL JSM 6610 SEM.
3.0 nm resolution (at 30 kV). Tungsten filament. Oxford INCA X-act EDX detector


Specimen preparation

  • Gatan PIPS Ar ion mill
  • Diener Femto Plasma cleaner
  • Struers Tenupol 5 twin-jet electropolishing system
  • Quorum Q150T ES sputter coater (C, Cr, Al & Au)
  • ATM Brillant 220 3 axis auto stage chop saw

Software

  • Gatan Digital Micrograph
  • FEI Avizo 3D image reconstruction
  • CrystalMaker suite, including SingleCrystal and CrystalDiffract
  • Oxford Inca (EDX)
  • EDAX TEAM (EBSD & EDX)
  • EDAX TSL EBSD
  • EDAX OIM data collection and analysis (EBSD)

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