Types of sample holders available:

  • In-situ heating and biasing:Protochips Aduro 500 (link to in-situ page)
  • In-situ liquid and electrochemistry:Protochips Poseidon 510 (link to in-situ page)
  • Fischione tomography (+/- 70° tilt)
  • Cryo-holder and cryo-transfer holder for looking at frozen hydrated samples.

Typical Applications

  • Microstructure and nanostructure: size and morphology
  • Cross-section analysis (layer thickness, interface quality)
  • Crystal structure determination through electron diffraction
  • Defect analysis (dislocations, stacking faults, etc.)
  • High resolution images (~0.2 nm resolution)
  • Chemical information – composition and bonding (EDS, EELS) from single points, line scans or maps
  • Energy filtered imaging (EFTEM)
  • Z-contrast imaging using high angle annular dark field (HAADF)

Application Examples

  • Z-Contrast Imaging of InAs Quantum Wells in GaAs/AlAs Quantum Wells
  • Nanocrystalline Diamond in Ru-Doped DLC Films
  • XPS and HR-TEM Analysis of High k Thin Films