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 APEX EDS and EBSD acquisition and analysis software
  • EDAX OIM 8 texture and crystallographic analysis software
  • Auto Slice and View serial sectioning software

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

    EBSD using EDAX Velocity EBSD camera and TEAM software tutorial

    PFIB S/TEM lamella prep tutorial

    In-situ UHR SEM imaging of PFIB-prepared cross-sections 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.

Training TopicDescriptionRatesApprox Session Length (hrs)
FEI Helios G4 PFIB CXe FIB/SEM Base Training - General OperationStandard Rate: $123.00/Complete User TrainingN/A
FEI Helios G4 PFIB CXe FIB/SEM Base Training - General Operation w/ Lamella PreparationStandard Rate: $328.00/Complete User TrainingN/A
FEI Helios G4 PFIB CXe FIB/SEM Add-On Training - EBSDStandard Rate: $82.00/Complete User TrainingN/A

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