Surface Analysis and Nano-Scale Imaging

 

Equipment List

 

Dear Surface Analysis Lab Researchers and PI’s,

 

Starting September 01, 2016 we will be implementing a new pricing matrix for instrument rates.  Most notably, because of the subsidies coming from the offices of the VP-R and Dean, COE, we have substantially reduced the rates for the JEOL 2800 S/TEM and the Helios db-FIB, to facilitate the use of these instruments in dynamic experiments. You can view the new rates for all our instruments in the link below:

http://sal.nanofab.utah.edu/billing-rate-2/

The experiments we anticipate supporting include the use of the new wet-cell and gas-phase dynamic S/TEM imaging systems we are purchasing from Protochips, as well as the EBSD and EDS system we have recently added to the Helios db-FIB.

http://www.protochips.com/products/poseidon/

http://www.protochips.com/products/atmosphere/

http://www.edax.com/Products/EDS/TEAM/TEAM-EDS-System-SEM-X-ray-microanalysis.aspx

We thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

SAL Staff

Utah Nanofab

 

July 22, 2016

S/TEM Short Course Fall 2016 

August 23 – September 27, 2016

This short course will provide a basic introduction to the concepts and theory behind TEM and analytical STEM, while focusing on developing practical skills in the use of the new JEOL 2800 analytical/STEM in the SMBB building.There will be one lecture and one lab per week for six contact weeks

After completion of the course, students can register for independent use of the instrument to assist in their research.

See flyer for more details:

TEM Short Course Flyer

Course Duration: August 23 through September 27 (6 weeks)

Lecture time/location: 9 am to 9:50 am Tuesdays, SMBB room 2650

Lab dates: (TBA, choose from one, three hour lab per week:
     Tue:     1 pm – 4 pm
     Wed:   9 am – 12 pm;     1 pm – 4 pm
     Thu:    9 am – 12 pm;     1 pm – 4 pm
     Fri:      9 am – 12 pm;     1 pm – 4 pm

Recommended Textbook: Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science, Williams & Carter.

Cost:

$ 450 for University of Utah students
$ 675 for non U 0f U students (academic)
$ 900 for non-U of U students (industry)

To signup, contact Brian Van Devener directly to reserve a spot in the class: bvandev@chem.utah.edu

Payments

On Campus and Local Business

For on-campus users and Utah-based industries, payments can be made by contacting Rachel Henderson at:

rachel.henderson@utah.edu

Utah-based industries must contact Dr. Ian Harvey (irharvey@eng.utah.edu) to apply for USTAR subsidies to enjoy the on-campus rates.
The subsidized price for on-campus users is $450.

Academic Institutions Outside Utah

For Outside Utah Academic institutions, payments can be made by contacting Rachel Henderson:

The rate is: $675

Commercial Institutions Outside Utah

For Outside Utah Industry institutions:

The rate is: $900

Please contact Brian Van Devener for information about the class:  bvandev@chem.utah.edu

Please contact Amy Van Roosendaal for information about fees.

June 13, 2016

We are again offering our annual Applied Scanning Electron Microscopy Short Course from  June 21 – July 29.  Lectures will be held on Tuesdays, 11am -12pm, at the SMBB auditorium (Rm 2610).  Two-hour Labs will be held from Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 am – 12p m or 1 – 3 pm (depending on your chosen schedule) at Rm 2028 .  This short course will allow you access to the FEI Quanta SEM and FEI Helios Nanolab (for high resolution imaging only).  After finishing the short course, students will be qualified as independent users of these instruments.

We invite you or your students to take advantage of this course if you are planning on using the SEM.  Taking this course will be less expensive but more comprehensive than doing a one-on-one training.  We’re initially offering 7 classes of 2 students each.  For more information on the class and directions on how to enlist, you can go to the link below.  Prices for the different modules are also listed in the page.

http://www.nanofab.utah.edu/signups/ssal/2016-summer-sem/select_time.php

Applied Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (EDS and EBSD) Short Course

SEM/EDS:    June 21, 28, July 5, 12, and 19

EBSD:          July 26

Cost: $ 257 for the whole course*

Module 1. Basic SEM and EDS Analysis ($ 216)

This is a practical short course in Scanning Electron Microscopy. The focus of the course will be on providing an applied understanding of basic theory of electron microscopy and microanalysis, while training students on the use of the FEI Quanta 600 and hi-res imaging in the FEI Helios Nanolab 650. (NOTE: The hi-res imaging lab in the Helios does not constitute full training on focused ion beam (FIB) sample preparation and liftouts. A one-on-one training is still required to use the FIB TEM sample preparation). After the short course, free training and practice time will be available for students interested in using our recently installed JEOL JSM-5910 SEM.

Consists of four (4) 1-hour long lectures and five (5) 2-hour labs TBD over a five-week period.

Module 2. EBSD Analysis ($ 41)

Electron Baclscattered Diffraciton analysis allows for texture and grain structure studies on thin film and polished surfaces. This module will provide fundamental concepts of EBSD and training on basic operation and data analysis using the EDAX OIM system. Consists of one (1) 1-hour lecture and one (1) 2- hour lab.

Contact us for more information:

Dr. Paulo Perez:   jperez@eng.utah.edu

Dr. Brian Van Devener:  bvandev@chem.utah.edu

Dr. Randy Polson:  rcp7@utah.edu

 

March 29, 2016

Carl Zeiss Microscopy is bringing their latest generation Sigma 500 FESEM to Salt Lake City for three weeks. Are you available to come for a demo? Do you have a challenging sample that you have had difficulty imaging? Come try the unique low KV imaging capabilities of the Gemini I column. Register for a Demo Here

The Sigma 500 FESEM will be outfitted with the latest EDAX EDS and EBSD capabilities. Electron microscopy demo specialists will target different application spaces each week. Zeiss and EDAX will pair your research needs with the appropriate specialist using the information about your demo samples. Here is an outline of that schedule:

March 28 –April 1 – Industrial Applications

April 4 –April 8 – Biological Applications

April 11 –April 15 – Material Science- with EBSD

April 12 – EDAX EBSD workshop – see attached flyer

 

December 22, 2015

Upcoming Free Workshop: Nanoelectrical AFM Characterization Methods

Date/Time:         January 13th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:             Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) room 2650 (lectures) and room 2142 (demonstrations)

 To register, please go to

www.bruker.com/BNS-NA_workshops

AFM1AFM2November 11, 2015

TEM Short Course 2016 Spring

January 12 – February 29, 2016

This short course will provide a basic introduction to the concepts and theory behind TEM and analytical STEM, while focusing on developing practical skills in the use of the new JEOL 2800 analytical/STEM in the SMBB building. The class consists of seven one hour long lectures and seven three hour labs starting the week of January 11th. There will be one lecture and one lab per week for seven contact weeks. All students will attend the same lecture, and sign up for one, three hour lab section (maximum of three students per lab section) per week, choosing from the list of times available on the online sign-up sheet.

After completion of the course, students can register for independent use of the instrument to assist in their research.

While this is not an official, graded course, it is highly recommended that students should at least be: pursuing graduate studies, or be enrolled in their junior or senior year of a science or engineering related degree program. Individuals who have already graduated and are not officially enrolled at the U are also welcome to sign-up.

Course: January 12th through February 26th (7 weeks)

Lecture time/location: 9 am to 9:50 am Tuesdays, SMBB room 2650

Lab dates: (TBA, choose from one, three hour lab per week, go to https://www.nanofab.utah.edu/signups/ssal/2016-spring-tem to register for a lab section)

Recommended Textbook: Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science, Williams & Carter.

Cost:

$ 574 for University of Utah students
$ 855.26 (off-campus academic)
$ 1148  (off-campus business)

All sections are limited to a max of 3 people and must have at least 2 people registered. Sections last 7 weeks. Sections start the week of January 11th. You will need to register an email and password with this system when you sign up (it does not use unid or coral for authentication). Click on a lab section to register for that weekly meeting time.

You can click on the link below to sign up for the class:

https://www.nanofab.utah.edu/signups/ssal/2016-spring-tem/select_time.php

November 10, 2015

Advertising the Utah Nanofab Preliminary Data Seed Fund

The Surface Analysis Lab and the Nanofab provide up to three (3) months of cost-reimbursed access (free user fees) to our instruments.  It is intended to enhance competitiveness in upcoming research grant proposals.  The preliminary data seed fund is also available for off-campus academic users and private companies pursuing new funding opportunities.  In case of off-campus applications funding is limited to $3,000 – $5,000 which is approved and provided by USTAR.

To apply, you can go to the “members” tab above and click on PI Resources, or you can click the link below:

http://forms.nanofab.utah.edu/utah-nanofab-preliminary-data-seed-fund-application/

For more information you can contact Dr. Ian Harvey at irharvey@eng.utah.edu

October 14, 2015

Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) Seminar to be Conducted by Dr. Paolo Longo (Gatan, Inc.)

Everyone is invited to attend an applications seminar on Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS).  This is a free seminar open to everyone interested:

October 21, 2015
2:15 pm
SMBB Rm 2650 (Big Conference Room)

September 03, 2015

New Nanometer Scale 3D Tomography

Si-Fe

The Surface Analysis lab is pleased to announce the addition of 3D imaging and elemental mapping tomography to its high resolution S/TEM, the JEM-2800.

Through a collaboration between the U, S/TEM manufacturer JEOL and developer App5, we add another first-of-its-kind among academic institutions: the ability to map elemental compositional distributions in 3D. This is done by reconstructing images taken during a tilt series in STEM mode, including both structural information and EDS information. This is only feasible because of the extremely efficient collection of x-rays through the use of the large-area dual detectors configured on this microscope. For more information, see Dr. Brian Van Devener, Dr. Randy Polson, or Dr. Paulo Perez.

July 27, 2015

Surface Analysis Lab Offers TEM Short Course:

August 24 to October 19

This short course will provide a basic introduction to the concepts and theory behind TEM and analytical STEM, while focusing on developing practical skills in the use of the new JEOL 2800 analytical/STEM in the SMBB building. The class consists of seven one hour long lectures, seven one hour long demonstrations, and seven three hour labs starting August 24th. There will be one lecture, one demonstration, and one lab per week for seven contact weeks. After completion of the course, students can register for independent use of the instrument to assist in their research.

Course: August 24th through October 19th (7 weeks, does not meet over Labor Day or Fall Break)

Lecture time/location: 9 am to 9:50 am Mondays, SMBB room 2650

Demonstration time/location: 3 to 3:50 pm Mondays, SMBB room 2650

Lab dates: (TBA, choose from one, three hour lab per week, go tohttps://www.nanofab.utah.edu/signups/ssal/2015-fall-tem to register for a lab section)

Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science, Williams & Carter.

Cost:
$574 for University of Utah students
$1148 for non-U of U students (industry)

For more information please see the link below:

https://www.nanofab.utah.edu/signups/ssal/2015-fall-tem/details.html


Surface Analysis Lab Offers SEM Short Course: July 6 – Aug 10, 2015

     We are offering our annual Applied SEM short course starting the week of July 6 to August 10, 2015.  The basic 5-week module will cover training on SEM imaging and EDS analysis using the Quanta 600F and hi-res imaging with the Helios Nanolab 650.  An optional EBSD module is also offered for those who would need to do grain structure analysis on solid materials.

     We invite you to enroll and take this short course.

For more information on enrolling follow the link below:                            SEM Short Course 2015 

SEM/EDS:        July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug 3                                            EBSD:             Aug 10
Cost:              $385 (commercial:  $770) for the whole course

Module 1. Basic SEM and EDS Analysis ($320 university; commercial $640):  This is a practical short course in Scanning Electron Microscopy.  The focus of the course will be on providing an applied understanding of basic theory of electron microscopy and microanalysis, while training students on the use of the FEI Quanta 600 and hi-res imaging in the FEI Helios Nanolab 650.  (NOTE:  The hi-res imaging lab in the the Helios does not constitute full training on FIB.  A one-on-one training is still necessary to use the FIB for liftouts and TEM sample preparation.)

Consists of four (4) 1-hour long lectures and five (5) 2-hour labs TBD over a five week period.

Module 2. EBSD Analysis ($65 university; $130 commercial): Electron backscatter diffraction analysis allows for texture and grain structure studies on thin films and polished surfaces.  This module will provide fundamental concepts of EBSD and training on basic operation and data analysis using the EDAX OIM system.  Consists of one (1) 1-hour lecture and one (1) 2-hour lab.


Arrival of the JEM-2800 Hi-resolution

Analytical S/TEM with Fast EDS

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Jul 17, 2014
Dear S/TEM enthusiasts!
The high resolution JEOL 2800 S/TEM with ultrafast EDS (twin high count detectors) has arrived!
This first-of-its kind in the Americas instrument is being assembled on site and is expected to be functional the first week of September. Monitor progress at the Surface Analysis Lab (SMBB room 2149).  We at the Nanofab are excited to see how this USTAR/MRSEC-funded instrument will make research at the U even better.  We will be hosting an applications open house once the instrument is running where we will evaluate any non-outgassing samples free of charge. Surface Analytical Instruments
Note that this instrument IS available for use by for-profit entities, thanks to JEOL for paying the import duties.
Details on training will be coming out separately…
See you soon!
Randy, Paulo, Brian, Ian

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