Nanonics Triple Beam AFM SEM FIB System Receives 2013 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

(Nanowerk News) Nanonics announced that its triple beam integrated AFM/SEM/FIB system, the Nanonics 3TB4000, was judged one of the ten best microscopy innovations in 2013 and is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Microscopy Today Innovation Award.
The 3TB4000 provides the ultimate 3D nanoscale characterization capability through a revolutionary innovation of open architecture that provides open access to the SEM/FIB beams without any obstruction or interference to the injectors, detectors, or beam lines.
Nanonics 3TB4000
The award-winning Nanonics 3TB4000, an integrated AFM/SEM/FIB system.
With the 3TB4000, the SEM,FIB, and AFM can now be used to provide complimentary information in order to provide a complete characterization of material by taking advantage of the functional and high resolution 3D capabilities of AFM, the large field of view and rapid scanning of the SEM, and the fabrication / material removal capability of the FIB.
Applications demonstrating this powerful new capability have been shown in diverse areas including side wall imaging in semiconductors, locating and measuring optical properties of individual metal oxide nanowires or mechanical properties of surface features, and assessing AFM probes in situ while imaging.
Source: Nanonics (press release)
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