Bridging the gap—opening up large volumes to 3D electron microscopy
Materials characterization researchers face serious challenges with 3D reconstructions: increasingly larger volume sizes must be characterized; faster access to larger reconstructions must be granted; and the final quality must be the best possible.
Highest quality large-volume subsurface and 3D information
The excellent high-current performance of the Helios G4 PFIB CXe DualBeam with optional AS&V4 Software enables the highest-quality, fully automated acquisition of large-volume 3D datasets in a multitude of modalities, including, among others, BSE imaging for maximum materials contrast, energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) for compositional information, and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) for microstructural and crystallographic information. Combined with FEI Avizo 3D Visualization Software, it delivers a unique workflow solution for the highest-resolution, advanced 3D characterization and analysis at the nanometer scale.
10⁶ and beyond—New research applications for Materials Science
Due to their greater throughput capabilities, Xe Plasma FIB/SEMs have enabled researchers to access larger volumes of materials and metals with large grain structure to improve statistical accuracy for 2D and 3D analysis. Watch our Materials Today webcast to learn about the ultra-high-resolution capabilities of Xe Plasma FIB technology in addition to its wider potential for a variety of characterization techniques, such as preparing samples for mechanical tests, TEM analysis, and site-specific EBSD and EDS.