Our brand new PHI Field Emission Scanning Auger Microprobe (FESAM) is up and running and ready for work!
This instrument was procured using the funding from Canadian Foundation For Innovation granted to Professor David Shoesmith. This instrument is capable of achieving 4 nm spatial resolution for imaging and 8 nm for Auger analysis. The 8-channel cylindrical mirror analyzer enables acquisition of Auger survey scan spectra in a reasonably short time and its high energy-resolution capability enables chemical state analysis. Finally, the floating column argon ion gun enables effective charge neutralization so that the many insulating samples can be successfully analyzed.