Aren't there plans to build a large polycarbonate box for sensitive bio work? (I might have misheard, who knows)

If so, it makes sense to put the ebeam in there too, to take advantage of its 4nm resolution clean air would be ideal.

On Jul 1, 2015 6:10 PM, "Patrik D'haeseleer" <> wrote:
Hm - "refurbished by refilling the reservoir with Gallium". That sounds like a DIY job if I ever heard one! I happen to have some Gallium sitting right here...


On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Nathan McCorkle <> wrote:
Also, here's a link to a 'quote' on a new source... I've heard how
much these usually cost before, but I can't remember exactly at the
moment. I think around $2-4k:

Here's a good primer on FIB I just found when searching for the
average lifetime of the Gallium source:
(warning 159MB)

On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 5:48 PM, Nathan McCorkle <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 5:39 PM, Patrik D'haeseleer <> wrote:
>> DOH! Thank Nathan - that would be a huge difference. I got fooled by the
>> fact that the several listings on all call it a FIB SEM
>> system:
>> Don't these things usually allow some secondary electron imaging as well
>> though?
> Yes, the imaging electronics is the same as a scanning electron
> microscope, the beam scan electronics probably a bit different but
> mostly the same ideas (using electrical or magnetic fields to scan the
> beam).
>> If it doesn't have any imaging capabilities, I doubt that we would want this
>> beast. Would be good to check this with the owner though...
> Yep, I'm guessing this has imaging... it would be pretty hard to focus
> to <5nm without some feedback to check edges for!


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