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Materials Science Webinars

Take your multi-modal materials characterization further with our latest plasma FIB-SEM

The recent developments of new materials and manufacturing technologies are imposing new requirements for materials characterization. Acquiring complete information about material microstructure and its relation to mechanical or physical properties often requires a multi-scale characterization approach involving multiple analytical techniques. 

TESCAN FIB-SEM solutions can combine high-resolution SEM imaging with a broad range of microanalytical techniques, including EDS, WDS, EBSD, Raman, or TOF-SIMS. 

TESCAN is pioneering the Xe plasma FIB technology for enabling high throughput, large area ion milling of cross-sections, up to 1 mm, as well as routine milling and polishing operations for sample preparation. Since the Xe plasma FIB creates minimal damage of the sample structure and the inert nature of xenon ions means also that a contamination-free microsample preparation can be achieved, this all makes the Xe plasma FIB an ideal candidate for investigation of sensitive materials like aluminum or Li-ion batteries, without the risk of changing microstructural or mechanical properties. The most recent technology meets in TESCAN AMBER X combining the field-free UHR-SEM optics with the Xe plasma focused ion beam (FIB) to provide high throughput, large area 2D cross sectioning and 3D multi-modal characterization capability for advanced materials research.

About Dean Miller PhD 

Principal Scientist. Dean Miller received his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Ph.D. in Materials Science, both from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He was a Senior Materials Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory for 30 years, including serving as Director for the Electron Microscopy Center at Argonne. His research focuses on the characterization of complex electronic oxides including advanced battery materials, magnetic oxides, and high-temperature superconductors with a particular emphasis on characterization by electron beam methods.

Presenter: Dean Miller
Date: ON DEMAND

Feature size and its potential to deviate from expectation, materials composition, and the relationship between small scale and large scale — these are common questions that can be resolved by SEM microanalysis.

Samples may vary in type, size, and shape, as well as in their individual preparation methods, therefore, an SEM workflow is the best choice for obtaining characterization data. The most common SEM workflow consists of three steps: navigation, sample contrast exploration (SE/BSE), and elemental inspection (EDS). The degree to which this workflow can be effortlessly and efficiently applied to the wide range of samples coming to the laboratory—while also maintaining the highest possible resolution and image quality—is one of the many key factors which define the productivity and success of materials research and development projects.

At their market introduction, TESCAN´s VEGA and MIRA SEMs were designed to allow users performing this common workflow to do so intuitively and efficiently. In this webinar, we will show how new features on TESCAN’s 4th Generation VEGA and the FEG-SEM MIRA make a conventional analytical workflow more intuitive to perform as well as more efficient, so all users, even those new to SEM, can obtain comprehensive data.

About Petr Klimek

Petr Klímek is a Product Manager for TESCAN SEMs at the TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING in Brno, Czech Republic. He has 5 years of experience with SEMs and their application to routine microanalytical tasks. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Sciences at Mendel University in Brno and extended his materials research background through his internships at Fraunhofer WKI and Oregon State University (Fulbright Scholar).

Presenter: Petr Klimek
Date: ON DEMAND

The evolution of additive manufacturing (AM) over the last decade has been impressive and looks to be revolutionary as a disruptive technique in the overall manufacturing arena. However, there are still a number of obstacles to overcome concerning the quality of the final part. Micro Computed tomography (micro-CT) is a non-destructive technique used to create highly detailed 3D volumes of intact samples and is widely used throughout an AM part’s lifecycle, including process development, process monitoring, and final part quality. TESCAN micro-CT products meet this challenge head-on; providing maximum flexibility and versatility, as well as opening up the possibility to perform 4D studies on samples.

In this seminar we will provide the basics of micro-CT, examples of imaging 3D printed samples, and discuss the future of micro-CT, and dynamic CT – where samples are continuously scanned at high rates while undergoing change, either naturally or induced. If you’d like to learn more about this exciting topic, please join us to see the possibilities that micro-CT brings to the additive manufacturing space!

About Jan Dewanckele 

Jan Dewanckele is a Senior Application Scientist for TESCAN XRE at the micro-CT Technology Center in Ghent, Belgium. He has been active in micro-CT technology for more than 10 years, covering a broad array of applications with a clear focus on dynamic CT. He obtained a Ph.D. in geosciences at Ghent University (Belgium).

Presenter: Jan Dewanckele
Date: ON DEMAND

Life Sciences Webinars

TESCAN SEM & FIB-SEM solutions optimized for your Life Science applications | TESCAN

TESCAN is excited to present you with our optimized ultra-high resolution scanning electron microscope (UHR-SEM) and focused ion beam (FIB-SEM) solutions for beam-sensitive biological materials. During this webinar, we will discuss how TESCAN’s UHR-SEM solutions are able to image sensitive biological samples at low voltage image with high resolution due to the unique design of our electron columns. Both TESCAN CLARA and MAGNA will be discussed along with unique configuration options such as Cryo SEM. 

A broad range of applications and microanalysis is enabled when combining TESCAN’s UHR SEM’s with a gallium or plasma focused ion beam. We will discuss TESCAN FIB-SEM solutions for planar, on-grid, preparation of ultra-thin lamella for transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis, and compare/contrast gallium and plasma FIB for 3D Tomography segmentation and visualization. Please, join me in this exciting webinar to learn more about key applications with many practical examples that can be achieved with TESCAN´s instruments.

About Ondrej Sulak 

Ondřej Šulák received his Master degree from Analytical chemistry at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Then, he moved to France where he continued his Ph.D. studies and Postdoctoral research at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble where he was focused on the structure-functional characterization of carbohydrate-binding proteins, mainly by X-ray crystallography, Electron Microscopy, SAXS, and other techniques. His industrial career he started in the biotechnological company where he was responsible for biochemistry department. In 2016, Ondrej joint TESCAN as Global Applications Director. Since January 2019 he works as Product Marketing Director for Life Sciences segment. 

Presenter: Ondrej Sulak
Date: ON DEMAND

Advanced 3D characterization of your biological and beam sensitive samples | TESCAN​

Structural analysis of biological samples helps researchers better understand complex relationships between the structure and function of organelles, cells, and tissues. Combining the scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a nano-machining capability of the focused ion beam (FIB) opens a wide range of possibilities. FIB-SEM systems are widely used for routine preparation of ultra-thin TEM specimens and for their capability of precise cross-sectioning and 3D volume imaging. 

This webinar offers a practical overview of SEM imaging applications and then focuses on the advanced 3D characterization of biological and beam sensitive samples. We will introduce techniques such as Serial Block-Face Imaging (SBFI), and 3D FIB-SEM tomography using Ga-FIB for precise and highly detailed analysis, and plasma Xe-FIB for large volume analysis.

About Ondrej Sulak 

Ondřej Šulák received his Master degree from Analytical chemistry at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Then, he moved to France where he continued his Ph.D. studies and Postdoctoral research at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble where he was focused on the structure-functional characterization of carbohydrate-binding proteins, mainly by X-ray crystallography, Electron Microscopy, SAXS, and other techniques. His industrial career he started in the biotechnological company where he was responsible for biochemistry department. In 2016, Ondrej joint TESCAN as Global Applications Director. Since January 2019 he works as Product Marketing Director for Life Sciences segment. 

Presenter: Ondrej Sulak
Date: ON DEMAND

SEM Large-volume Analysis in Life Sciences assisted by Serial Block-Face Imaging

We are excited to present you our TESCAN brand-new solution in our Life Sciences product family, Serial Block-Face Imaging (SBFI).

Serial Block-Face Imaging (also known as Serial Block-Face SEM) is a traditional technique for high-resolution structural analysis of the sample using an integrated microtome to the SEM chamber. The method uses a diamond knife of the microtome to cut a slice from the sample surface (20-100 nm thin) which is immediately imaged by SEM. This process is repeated to create an image stack allowing a reconstruction of the sample volume.

In-chamber microtome device, compact size, simple and fast installation/de-installation, SEM / FIB-SEM GM chamber compatibility, effective LE-BSE imaging, and/or TESCAN volume analysis software – these are the key features that give us the opportunity to extend the capabilities of standard SEM to the volume scale of structural analysis. Key technical features of this exciting solution together with multiple application examples will be presented at the seminar.

About Ondrej Sulak

Ondřej Šulák received his Master’s degree in Analytical chemistry at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Then, he moved to France where he continued his Ph.D. studies and Postdoctoral research at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble where he was focused on the structure-functional characterization of carbohydrate-binding proteins, mainly by X-ray crystallography, Electron Microscopy, SAXS, and other techniques. His industrial career started in the biotechnological company where he was responsible for the biochemistry department. In 2016, Ondrej joined TESCAN as Global Applications Director. Since January 2019 he works as Product Marketing Director for the Life Sciences segment. 

Presenter: Ondrej Sulak
Date: ON DEMAND

Earth Sciences

The celebration of Paul Gottlieb’s career and contributions in Automated Mineralogy | TESCAN​

Presented by Dirk van der Wal, Product Marketing Director Materials and Geosciences for TESCAN

On January 1 of this year, Paul Gottlieb retired following 40 years of dedication to the development of Automated Mineralogy technology, systems, and applications, in collaboration with many of you, at institutions and companies across the globe. Please join us for a special 30-minute online event on March 3, in which we will celebrate Paul’s many contributions to Automated Mineralogy technology, hear stories from the early days in this field, and give you a chance to wish Paul and his wife Kay all the best in the next chapter of their lives. We look forward to having you with us as we give Paul the recognition that is so well deserved.

AUTOMATED MINERALOGY is an advanced, highly automated SEM/EDS microanalysis application‑possibly the earliest form of correlative microscopy‑and a prime example of how microanalysis data yields information about the textural relationships between minerals of interest, such as mineral association or liberation.

 

About Dirk van der Wal

Product Marketing Director Materials and Geosciences for TESCAN www.linkedin.com/in/dirkvanderwal

Presenter: Dirk van der Wal
Date: ON DEMAND

Introducing the new TESCAN TIMA for Geosciences

In November 2020, TESCAN announced the release of the new generation of TESCAN TIMA, a dedicated solution for automated mineralogical analysis in Earth Science studies as well as for industrial mineral processing. TIMA contributes to a wide array of applications ranging from petrography, metallurgy, liberation analysis, and provenance studies, even outside of geoscience.

TIMA is a user-friendly solution for executing petrographic workflows such as mineral identification and quantification, as well as localization of petrogenetically significant phases or their pairs based on their textural relationships, morphology, or association. TIMA can be the first step in complex analytical workflows followed by EPMA or LA ICPMS studies. TIMA is can be configured with an integrated Raman spectrometer, allowing direct identification of polymorphic modifications without the need to transfer the samples to other instruments. In addition to these features, TIMA also can provide a quantitative composition of both the individual mineral grains in relation to their morphology, as well as bulk composition of the entire sample.

In this webinar, we will focus on applications in geosciences and show how TIMA’s features and workflows support accurate, automated mineralogical analysis.   

About Marek Dosbaba

Marek Dosbaba is a Product Manager for automated mineralogy at TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING in Brno, Czech Republic. Marek is with TESCAN since 2013. He has a background in mineralogy and the application of microanalytical methods on geological materials (electron microprobe, Raman spectroscopy, CL). He joined the application group first and switched to the product group at the beginning of 2019.

Presenter: Marek Dosbaba
Date: ON DEMAND

Semiconductors Webinars

TESCAN SOLARIS X for Semiconductors

The semiconductor industry is engaged in a relentless race where the aim is high integration, high density, and miniaturization of microelectronic devices. This has resulted in the development of new technologies such as 3D ICs that make it possible to integrate extensive functionality into ever smaller, faster, and lower power consumption devices. TESCAN SOLARIS X pairs the high-throughput i-FIB+™ Xe plasma FIB column with the Triglav™ UHR electron column to extend the capabilities of FIB physical failure analysis to include large-area and deep cross-sectioning on advanced packaging, microelectromechanical devices, and optoelectronics. Come and join our webinar on TESCAN SOLARIS X for Semiconductors. Besides deep sectioning, the webinar will examine the wider potential of SOLARIS X for a Ga-free TEM sample preparation and homogenous FIB delayering of sub-14 nm technology nodes.

About Lukas Hladik

Lukas Hladik is a Product Manager for FIB-SEM, characterization, and delayering/probing solutions for FA semiconductor R&D labs. He joined TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING in 2012 as an application specialist for Plasma FIB-SEM platforms. All his work in TOH has been connected extensively with the worldwide semiconductor industry. Lukas has a Master’s degree in Physical Engineering and Nanotechnology from Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic.

Presenter: Lukas Hladik
Date: ON DEMAND

Faster mm-scale Semiconductor Failure Analysis by Combining Plasma FIB Milling and Laser Ablation

Improvements in performance and decreases in power consumption have long been the basic requirements in the design of electronic devices. These properties have been achieved through miniaturization of device building blocks (transistors, memory cells, etc.), reduction of the signal path (advanced integration of multiple components in one package), and optimization of other components, including displays, RF, MEMS, or batteries.

Developing new technology products is very challenging. Fast failure analysis (FA) significantly helps in determining defect root-cause and providing feedback to maintain feasible time-to-market and device reliability. FA in packaging, advanced packaging, displays, RF, MEMS, and batteries usually involves searching for a defect buried a few hundred micrometers or even millimeters under the surface. Due to the sensitivity of the structures, site-specific analysis of the defect is usually done in cross section and large amounts of material must be sputtered to get to the region of interest. Industry-proven plasma FIB technology has served these purposes for nearly 10 years. Recently, however, significant increases to both the complexity of the devices and the depth of buried defects, together with pressure on time-to-result have challenged even plasma FIB capabilities. Adding the thousands-times faster laser ablation technique to the plasma FIB sample analysis workflow speeds the time to premium results while also opening new synergies among other instrumentation in the FA laboratory. 

This webinar will provide you with an introduction to the TESCAN Large Volume Workflow. The flexibility of the workflow will be demonstrated using demanding samples of different sizes, including complex devices and non-conductive hard materials. We will show how to achieve fast, artifact-free sample preparation results that are compatible with UHR SEM imaging for revealing the finest details.

About Jozef Vincenc Obona

Jozef Vincenc Obona is a Product Marketing Director for the semiconductor market segment at TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING HQ in Brno, Czech Republic. He obtained a Ph.D. in cryo-electronics at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia). He has been active in semiconductor failure analysis (Front-End of the Line, Back-End of the Line and packaging applications) and extensively communicating with semiconductor industry leaders for more than 6 years. He has gained over 13 years of experience in FIB-SEMs and 5 years in ultra-short laser pulse processing in applied research at Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (Zaragoza, Spain) as well as University of Groningen and University of Twente (Groningen, Enschede, The Netherlands). He is the author of 3 patents and 52 publications.

Presenter: Jozef Vincenc Obona
Date: Watch now on demand

TESCAN Micro-CT Webinars

Introduction to TESCAN micro-CT

Interested in learning more about the amazing 3D non-destructive technique of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT)? In this webinar, we’ll cover a bit of the history of computed tomography, the fundamentals of how it works (including limitations), and highlight a number of application examples.

About Luke Hunter

Luke Hunter is the regional product manager for North and South America for TESCAN’s Micro-CT product lines with over a decade of experience in micro-computed tomography. He received his master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA USA) in Mechanical Engineering and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University (Pullman, WA USA).

 

Presenter: Luke Hunter
Date: ON DEMAND

Introduction to TESCAN Dynamic micro-CT

Time-resolved 3D imaging with X-rays has rapidly emerged as an essential technique to understand materials evolution; facilitating in situ investigations ranging from mechanical deformation to fluid flow in porous materials. In this webinar we explore the challenges and innovations that have led to this capability, highlighting a number of examples across materials science, life science, and geoscience applications.

About Luke Hunter

Luke Hunter is the regional product manager for North and South America for TESCAN’s Micro-CT product lines with over a decade of experience in micro-computed tomography. He received his master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA USA) in Mechanical Engineering and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University (Pullman, WA USA).

Presenter: Luke Hunter
Date: ON DEMAND

X-ray micro-CT in geoscience: multiscale and dynamic imaging

This webinar will provide a general introduction to the relevant technology and applications in oil and gas, sedimentology and mineralogy. The possibilities of this non-destructive imaging technique will be illustrated with multiple examples, with a special focus on multiscale imaging (imaging from core scale down to pore-scale) and dynamic imaging (visualizing fluid flow at pore scale).

About Marijn Boone, PhD

Product Manager, Micro-CT Marijn Boone is a product manager for micro-CT at TESCAN. His main research focus is on enabling and facilitating in situ imaging and fast dynamic imaging using lab-based micro-CT systems, with a special interest in visualizing pore scale processes in geological materials. He holds a PhD in Geology from Ghent University.

Presenter: Marijn Boone, PhD
Date: ON DEMAND