FIB/SEM - FEI Helios G4 PFIB CXe 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: NANO (0070)
  • Room: Dual-Beam Fib (132)
  • In Cleanroom: No
  • Main Contact: Nicholas Rudawski
*ANALYSIS OF RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS WITH THIS INSTRUMENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED*

PLEASE NOTE: published rates are for the first 8 hours of usage; the rates then decrease as specified below (runs not to exceed 24 hours in total):

  • Internal standard - $16.75/h
  • External academic and government - $25.13/h
  • External international academic - $33.50/h
  • External affiliated commercial/industrial - $50.27/h
  • External commercial/industrial - $67/h

  • The FEI Helios G4 PFIB CXe DualBeam system integrates focused ion and scanning electron beams for FIB and SEM functionality in one instrument.

    Instrument Specifications:

  • Elstar UC+ 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
  • Plasma FIB 2.0 column; 2 - 30 kV operating voltage; 1 pA - 2.5 uA beam currents
  • Xe plasma ion source
  • Everhart-Thornley and through lens detectors; configurable for SE+BSE or BSE only imaging
  • In-situ Pt deposition GIS
  • In-situ C deposition GIS
  • EasyLift in-situ micromanipulator
  • EDAX Octane Elite (70 mm squared active area) SDD energy dispersive spectroscopy system
  • EDAX Velocity CMOS EBSD camera
  • EDAX TEAM and APEX EDS and EBSD acquisition and analysis software
  • EDAX OIM 8 texture and crystallographic analysis software
  • Auto Slice and View serial sectioning software

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

    EBSD Tutorial using EDAX Velocity EBSD camera and TEAM

    PFIB lamella prep tutorial

    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 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.

    Latest Status Log EntryJun 8, 2024 - Resource Status Up - Got images with both beams. Everything appears to be working. Please let us know if you have any issues.

Use Prerequisites

PrerequisiteDescriptionStatus
Computer AccessRequires computer access be setupCheck Your Status
Funding SourceRequires permission to an active funding sourceCheck Your Status
FIB CompetencyRequires completion of FIB Competency QuizCheck Your Status
Work PlanRequires a work plan be approved by PI and staffCheck Your Status
Agreement FormRequires completed agreement form for equipment usageCheck Your Status
RSC Safety TrainingRequires completion of safety trainingCheck Your Status
NRF Building AccessRequires issue of an id badge and entry badge and/or access level to be set.Check Your Status
Equipment TrainingRequires completion of equipment trainingCheck Your Status

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