CryoFIB - Advanced ion beam instrument with cryogenic functionality
A unique combination of features in a single focused ion beam electron microscope.
This project will enable nanoGUNE to bring principally a state-of-the-art focused ion beam electron microscope, which will combine features that are not normally present together in a single instrument: an extensive set of detectors for materials science applications; the large volume removal option targeting for batteries sector and industry; and a cryo option, typically dedicated to biological applications. This combination of features in a single instrument will be unique in Europe and will also provide new research opportunities in materials science related to low-temperature physics and in biological sciences related to cryo-cell tomography.
This project is funded by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033 and by the European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR.