||FEI (now Thermo Fisher)
The Nova 600 is a "dual beam" system that combines a field emission gun (FEG) scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a gallium focused ion beam (Ga-FIB). It can be used to capture high quality images (with sub-10 nm resolution) and perform site-specific etching and material deposition (with sub-50 nm resolution). It is also equipped with an Omniprobe nanomanipulator, which can be used to lift out lamella samples prepared for use in a transmission electron microscope (TEM). See a full list of training and educational resources for this instrument below.
- High-Resolution TEM (HRTEM) imaging without an objective aperture
- Bright Field (BF) & Dark Field (DF) imaging with an objective aperture
- Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED)
- STEM imaging with a High-Angle Annular Dark Field (HAADF) detector
- Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) with Oxford INCA system
- Automatically capture tilt series of images for tomographic imaging
SOPs & Troubleshooting
Order Your Own Stubs
- Stubs used for mounting specimens are considered a personal, consumable item in the KNI. There are some old stubs at each SEM, yet you should buy your own so that you can keep them clean and available to you. There are many stub geometries and configurations, some of which will be right for you to purchase and keep with your other cleanroom items.
- 0.5 to 30.0 kV
- Apertures: 10 mm, 15 mm, 20 mmm, 30 mm
- 5.0 to 30.0 kV
- 10 pA - 20 nA