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Zeiss Gemini 500

Scanning electron microscopy 3.jpgCryo-field emission-variable pressure SEM (cryo-FE-VPSEM) of the latest generation equipped with the full cryogenic system manufactured by Leica, and allowing for low-temperature observations down to -150°C. The equipment includes in-lens SE and BSE detectors for high-resolution (<0.8 nm) low voltage (<100 V) surface and compositional imaging, and side-mounted detectors for SE, low-vacuum SE, BSE and STEM (BF, DF, and HAADF) imaging. The instrumentation is complemented by the 150 mm2 SDD-EDX X-Max detector released by Oxford Instruments.

The cryo-FE-VPSEM Zeiss Gemini 500 is currently being installed and should be available for booking starting in mid-January 2018.


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Tescan Mira II LMU

Field emission (Shottky-FE) SEM equipped with SE, in-lens SE and BSE detectors. EDX and EBSD analyses are performed using a Penta-FET 3x detector and a Nordlys S camera, respectively, both being monitored by the AZtec 2.4 software package released by Oxford Instruments. This instrument also allows for low-vacuum BSE observations up to 50 Pa.


The schedule for the Tescan Mira II LMU SEM can be checked here. For bookings, users are invited to email the contact person directly.


CamScan MV2300Availability CamScan MV2300

SEM equipped with a standard thermionic source (W filament). The instrument is used for everyday SE, low-vaccum SE and BSE imaging, as well as for panchromatic cathodoluminescence (pan-CL) imaging. The instrumentation also includes a Penta-FET EDX detector released by Oxford Instruments, and the SEM microtomographic equipment (SEM micro-CT) manufactured by Bruker for 3D volumetric analyses.

The schedule for the CamScan MV2300 SEM can be checked hereFor bookings, users are invited to email the contact person directly.

Lab: 0518
Tel: +41 21 692 43 53

Contact: Pierre Vonlanthen
Tel: +41 21 692 35 24

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