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FEI Titan TEM Upgrades & Accessories

Designed to update and enhance the capabilities of your Titan TEM

Since the introduction of Titan in 2005, FEI has continuously increased the capabilities of the Titan product family. We can offer to each Titan user upgrades to the latest available technology. Depending on each individual configuration, a system check needs to be performed to confirm the upgrade possibility


How to discover the Upgrades & Accessories for your Titan

To view the Upgrades & Accessories available for the Titan, select components to right.

X-FEG high brightness module

The XFEG is a unique high brightness module that enables dramatically improved imaging and spectroscopy performance without adding operating complexity.

Key Benefits

  • Maximize analytical probe current to improve lateral resolution in chemical analysis
  • Enhance time to result and signal to noise ratio in S/TEM imaging and chemical analysis
  • Improve spatial coherence for holography and HR-TEM applications
  • Benefit from the excellent stability of emission in automated experiments
  • The ease of use coupled with the long life time and robustness of Schottky emitter technology maximizes your throughput.

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X-FEG high brightness module with Monochromator

Better TEM, better STEM, better energy resolution

Key Benefits

  • fastest spectroscopy and low voltage S/TEM imaging.
  • an easy dose control, improved low-kV TEM imaging
  • being able to work with delicate samples in the S/TEM microscope without degrading sensitive materials.
  • Gain results faster with the better energy resolution for EELS fine structure analysis.
  • Maximize analytical probe currents to improve lateral resolution in chemical analysis.
  • excellent stability of the emission in automated experiments
  • The ease of use coupled with the long life time and robustness of Schottky emitter technology maximizes your throughput.

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5th Automatic Aperture System

The 5th Automatic Aperture system gives the ease of use to your Titan.

Key Benefits

  • All apertures, including the 5th apertures automated
  • Highly recommended for Titan Cubed customers

Nyce4000 motion control platform mandatory for this upgrade. Nyce4000 upgrade is part of Windows 7 upgrade!  

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DCOR - Cs probe corrector

The DCOR - Cs probe corrector delivers best signal-to-noise, highest probe currents and smallest probe size for high-quality performance in STEM imaging, chemical mapping and atomic low voltage applications.

Key Benefits

  • Use the advantage of better the signal-to noise ratio for improving the results
  • Gain results faster with higher probe current in a small diameter
  • Maximize analytical probe currents to improve lateral resolution in chemical analysis
  • Minimize knock-on damage to delicate materials
  • Maintain best resolution at low kV with the S-TWIN configuration to perform dynamic experiments easily

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FEI SuperX integrated EDS system

FEI's patented 4 SSD detector in-column technology

Key Benefits

  • High count rates at any angle with 4 detector design
  • Sensitive detections of Light elements with windowless design
  • Fast mapping for large areas- up to 50x faster than SiLi

FEI recommends to use Super-X in combination with X-FEG high brightness gun to have much higher EDS count rates: the combination of Super-X and X-FEG gives ChemiSTEM performance.  

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FEI has 4 new holders, recommended in combination with your Titan.

 

FEI NanoEx i/v heating and biasing holder

The new FEI MEMS-device based solution for in-situ atomic-resolution imaging at elevated temperatures

Key Benefits

  • Optimized for studies on nanomaterials.
  • Rapid & precise heating. Fast heating of nanomaterials to more than 1000 °C with precise control via direct temperature read-out (e.g. for closed loop settings).
  • Uniform temperature distribution over heated area: MEMS design of NanoEx-i/v delivers consistent, reproducible and uniform temperature distribution
  • Combine in situ and analytical experiments. NanoEx is optimized-and approved-for use with FEI's Super X EDS detector and ChemiSTEM technology.
  • One stop solution for assured performance.
  • Complete system, including controller and software

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Fischione 2021 Tomo EDS holder

Fischione 2021 Analytical Tomography holder, designed for Super-X EDS systems

Key Benefits

  • Beryllium tip and clamps minimize X-ray interference
  • High-tilt angles, up to 80 degrees
  • Large field of view
  • Easy, accurate specimen loading and orientation

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Piezo Stage

The new Piezo Stage extension enables ultra-precise movement in all directions (X,Y and Z).

Key Benefits

  • Fast navigation on atomic scale
  • Highest performance in dynamic experiments: the continuous mode (Jog) compensates linear drift in eg. Heating or Cooling experiments
  • Faster time to data by faster specimen loading
  • High quality S/TEM imaging at any high tension: Z-axis movement of 20 pm elimimates the need to change optical lens settings, specifically for corrected systems

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Windows 7/64 bit upgrade with TIA

With the W7/64-TIA upgrade, the Microscope PC and Support PC to run on Windows 7 /64 bit operating system will be replaced, together with required additional hardware and the latest release of TIA

Key Benefits

The W7/64 enables your Titan to operate at 64 bit infrastructure. Combined with the W7/64 upgrade is the latest version of TIA, capable of handling 16 Gb data sets in stead of the current 2Gb data limit. This large data set will enable you to eg. record longer movies or larger EDS maps.

The W7/64 also enables to work with Gatan's GMS 2.1.2 / 64 bit software.

Supported products

FEI's Titans can be upgraded to Window7/64. Depending on the generation, mandatory hardware and software upgrades may be required. Specific 3rd party products or components may not be supported, details of non-supported hardware with alternative solutions are given in this presentation.

In all configurations, a new Microscope PC with 24" monitor and a new Support PC with 24" monitor will be supplied.

Installation time

The installation time is expected to be less than 2 weeks

Gatan products

Gatan GMS SW need to be upgraded to GMS 2.1.2.

The Quantum/Enfinium as well as the Tridiem product family TIA integration is included in the Titan software release 2.3.

Upgrade package

The Titan Windows 7 upgrade consists of the following elements:

  • FEI W7/64 upgrade, including new Microscope PC with 24" monitor, Support PC with 24" monitor plus required hardware upgrades, depending on the Titan generation
  • ETEM: safety upgrade if applicable
  • Mandatory Tomo4.0 upgrade for Tomo3.0 users, including dedicated Tomo 4.0 PC
  • Gatan GMS 2.1.2 software upgrade to Windows 7 and 64 bit where applicable. Gatan software upgrade are specific to the selected configuration.

A tailored upgrade quotation will be created for each individual Titan configuration.  

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Tomo4.0

FEI Tomography 4.0 provides a solution for fast and easy access to 3D information with a unique "on the fly" reconstruction.

Key Benefits

  • On the fly reconstruction algorithm
  • Easy graphical setup for Low Dose specimens
  • Fully automatic TEM and STEM acquisition of multiple signals
  • Easy navigation allows for a simple batch setup
  • Grid atlas acquisition provides an overview of the entire specimen for fast navigation.
  • Easy workflow from 3D data to information with Inspect3D, EPU and tailored data mining with scripting.

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Avizo for FEI systems

3D visualization and analysis software for Material Science

Key Benefits

  • Dedicated software solution for FEI microscopy systems
  • Multimodality data analysis
  • Powerful image segmentation
  • Advanced measurement, analysis, and quantification
  • D model generation
  • Animations and powerful presentation tools
  • Ability to handle very large datasets

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FEI Phase plate

The ultimate contrast enhancement for 3D imaging of molecules and cells

Key Benefits

  • Optimized contrast enhancement at best obtainable resolution
  • Unsurpassed lifetime and stability for extended cryo-TEM experiments
  • Reduced cost of ownership due to long Phase plate lifetime
  • Supports various cryogenic and ambient temperature applications and low contract materials
  • Embedded into FEI's application software solutions

FEI Phase plate is designed for the  Titan Krios  and  Titan Halo .

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FEI BF/DF4 detector

The On-axis Bright-Field/Dark-Field STEM detector is composed of a bright-field detector and two dark-field detectors. All detectors are silicon solid-state detectors, and can support a beam current up to 3 nA.

Key Benefits

  • On-axis Bright-Field/Dark-Field detector is particularly useful with its optimized geometry for simultaneous phase contrast and Z-contrast imaging and z-contrast and EELS mapping.
  • allows for simultaneous acquisition of 3 signals simultaneously, BF,DF4,DF2 HAADF in combination with TIA.
  • Required for Velox DPC (Differential phase contrast application) provides acquisition of the signal from quadrants of segmented DF4 FEI detector.

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Ceta 16M All-in-one view

Most versatile camera to deliver all-in-one performance fast 4kx4k CMOS based high tension flexible sensor.

Key Benefits

  • Easiest, fastest workflow
  • Embedment of Image corrector & advanced FEI SW packages like TEM tomography
  • Consistently clear images, from meso scopic to atomic scale
  • Optimum performance at any high tension (20 - 300kV): High sensitivity, robust fiber optic-coupled scintillator combines with large 14mu pixel size
  • Movie acquisition for dynamic studies: 16-bit dynamic range movie recording enables high quality 4k × 4k.

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Falcon II Direct detection Camera

16 Megapixel Direct Electron Detector with back-thinned sensor technology for the Titan Krios  and  Titan Halo

Key Benefits

  • Ultra-high DQE with razor sharp 16M pixel images
  • Dramatically improved signal-to-noice ratio
  • Fully embedded, easy to use and integrated with FEI's tomography and SPA software
  • Can work together with FEI's CETA 16M camera
    • W7 upgrade is required for CETA

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