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Transmission Electron Microscopy - FEGTEM, Per Hour Charge

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Per Hour Charge for use of the Transmission Electron Microscope (FEGTEM).

The FEI Tecnai™ F20 is a versatile Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) that can operate in conventional parallel illumination mode or as a Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM). In STEM mode the system is able to provide high spatial resolution chemical information from either the revolutionary new large area (80mm2) windowless Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) or the complementary spectrum mapping using the Gatan ENFINA Electron Energy Loss Spectrometer.

The system is one of the second generation (G2) series of microscopes that use a thermally assisted field emission gun. The Supertwin (S-TWIN) symmetric lenses are optimized for versatility combining high resolution in both TEM and STEM, whilst providing sufficient space for high angular sample manipulation and high count rate capability in X-Ray microanalysis. In addition to the EDS and PEELS spectrometers, the system is also equipped with a Gatan multi scan CCD camera, a Fischione High Angular Dark Field detector (HAADF) and separate bright field and dark field detectors.


Detailed Description

If you would like to obtain the specifications of the systems available please visit the LMCC’s website (www.lboro.ac.uk/lmcc). If you would like any advice on which analytical service can provide you with the best results for your specific investigation or an estimate of how long the analysis will take, please contact us, we will be more than happy to help.

LMCC’s primary aim is to support materials research within the Materials Department and the University as a whole. However, supporting industry by providing specialist services is also seen as a very important part of LMCC’s activities.

The quantity of this product purchased will be equal to the number of hours you have on the system. The cost includes a trained operator to help ensure you get the maximum benefit from your analysis. At the end of the session we shall provide you with any data generated during the session on a CD or USB memory stick. 

The online store is a method for pre-paying for time on the analytical equipment available within LMCC. The price is solely for the use of the analytical equipment for the given time period. In order to get the maximum benefit out of the session the sample needs to be prepared correctly. If you have any concerns regarding sample preparation please contact LMCC, we also provide a sample preparation service (at an extra cost) if you would prefer us to handle this.

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