FEI and the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center, Nanogune Consolider, have announced the installation of three new advanced electron microscope systems from FEI.
Nanogune now has what FEI claims is the world's most advanced commercially available microscope, the Titan scanning transmission electron microscope (S/TEM); a Quanta FEG (field emission gun); and a Helios Nanolab Dualbeam nanofabrication tool in its new facility.
The inauguration of this new laboratory, which will be focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology research, is a key milestone in the development of the research strategy of Nanogune and a grand opening event will be held in San Sebastian in June 2011.
The agreement includes the development of several research projects that will be carried out by teams of researchers from FEI and Nanogune.
They will join their complementary expertise with the objective of exploring new methods and applications of electron-microscopy and focused-ion-beam techniques.
The Titan aberration-corrected TEM will be used for atomic-resolution imaging and analysis of nanostructures and nanodevices.
The Quanta FEG offers an ESEM technique that will be used for studying realtime redox chemistry involving nano-objects and imaging fluids under microfluidic conditions.
The Helios Nanolab Dualbeam is a focused ion-beam/scanning electron microscope (FIB/SEM) that will be used to explore new processes for the fabrication of functional nanostructures and nanodevices.