FIB/SEM - FEI Helios NanoLab 600i dual beam - Status: Available

  • Current Status: Available
  • Training: View Topics/Sessions
  • Use Rates:
    • External Academic & Government: $100.50/Hour
    • External Affiliated Commercial/Industrial: $193.50/Hour
    • External Commercial/Industrial: $258.00/Hour
    • External International Academic: $134.00/Hour
    • Internal Standard: $67.00/Hour
  • Service: Request Service Quote. The Staff rate is $50/hour (Internal) and $55 /hour (External) in addition to the instrument rate.
  • Building: NRB (0557)
  • Room: Room (8E)
  • In Cleanroom: No
  • Main Contact: Nicholas Rudawski
The FEI Helios NanoLab 600i DualBeam system integrates focused ion and scanning electron beams for FIB and SEM functionality in one instrument.

Instrument Specifications:

  • Elstar SEM column; 0.3 - 30 kV operating voltage with <1 nm resolution
  • Field-free (high-resolution) and immersion (ultrahigh-resolution) SEM modes
  • Schottky field emission gun electron source
  • Sidewinder FIB column with 2 - 30 kV operating voltage; 1 pA - 65 nA beam currents
  • Ga liquid metal ion source
  • Everhart-Thornley and through lens detectors; configurable for SE+BSE or BSE only imaging
  • In-situ Pt deposition GIS
  • Omniprobe AutoProbe 200 in-situ micromanipulator
  • EDAX Octane Elite (70 mm squared active area) SDD energy dispersive spectroscopy system
  • EDAX Velocity CMOS EBSD camera
  • EDAX APEX EDS and EBSD acquisition and analysis software
  • EDAX OIM 8 texture and crystallographic analysis software
  • Auto Slice and View serial sectioning software

  • YouTube video demonstrating what is covered in basic training of the Helios

    YouTube video tutorial on use of the Helios to prepare lamellas

    Zoom workshop on dual beam FIB/SEM tips, tricks, and other useful info (recorded 11/19/21)

    TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Please create an RSC user account with a PI-approved funding source.

    2. Please complete RSC general safety training.

    3. Please complete the Radiation Safety Short Course AND obtain a dosimeter badge (regardless if you are working with radioactive or non-radioactive materials).

    4. Please complete the FIB Knowledge Training course through eLearning; submit a training request using the "Training" link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to be added to the course; you must complete this course regardless of any prior coursework or operational experience related to SEM or FIB you may have.

    Contact LevelNameEmail
    1Rudawski, Nicholasngr@ufl.edu
    2Trachet, Alisonaat425@ufl.edu

    General Contact: rscinfo@mail.ufl.edu

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