Innovative FIB/SEM Lift-out Solutions for Advanced TEM Lamella Preparation Requirements

14 April 2021 (9 AM CET & 7 PM CET) 


The success of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis depends heavily on the quality of the sample preparation. And sample preparation requirements become more stringent when the atomic resolution is needed or when material features are smaller or more complex. Using FIB to prepare samples for TEM provides the best method for achieving the required thin lamella and ensuring uniform quality. Today’s novel materials, in particular, require more advanced TEM sample preparation methods to truly observe the samples with the desired detail.

For these novel materials, sample thickness is not the only parameter that must be considered. FIB-SEM instruments allow site-specific sample preparation by combining several techniques that help to locate the feature of interest on the sample or determine the orientation of a structure. In some cases, the samples will require that the lamella is prepared from a specific geometry, which necessitates the use of a lift-out technique.

In this webinar, you will learn how the unique position of nano manipulator in the FIB/SEM chamber supports innovative lift-out methods and unique geometries that are opening new possibilities for TEM lamella preparation as well as new opportunities for more advanced studies.

About Martin Slama

Martin Sláma is a Product Manager for FIB-SEM in Material Science and Life Science with over 5 years of experience in conventional and advanced TEM preparation methods using TESCAN’s plasma FIB and Ga+ FIB-SEM solutions for Materials Science. Prior to joining TESCAN, Martin worked in the field of new material development and characterization at Brno Technological University, CEITEC, and Aston University.

Presenter: Martin Slama
Date: 14 April 2021 (9 AM CET a 7 PM CET)