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Helios™ G4 PFIB UXe DualBeam™ FIB/SEM for Materials Science

Thermo Scientific™ Helios™ G4 PFIB delivers unmatched capabilities for large volume 3D characterization, Ga+free sample preparation and precise micromachining. Helios G4 PFIB UXe is part of the fourth generation of the industry-leading Helios DualBeam family. It combines the new PFIB 2.0 column and the Thermo Scientific™ Monochromated Elstar™ SEM column to deliver the most advanced focused ion- and electron beam performance. Intuitive software and an unprecedented level of automation and ease-of-use provide observation and analysis of relevant subsurface volumes by scientists and engineers.

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The Helios G4 PFIB UXe DualBeam System enables you to:

  • Reveal the finest details using best-in-class Elstar™ SEM Electron Column with high-current UC+ monochromator technology, enabling nanometer SEM image resolution and surface sensitivity.
  • Perform the highest throughput and quality relevant 3D characterization, cross sectioning, and micromachining using the next-generation 2.5μA Xenon Plasma FIB (PFIB 2.0) Column.
  • Achieve high-productivity, curtain-free preparation of large area cross-sections and highest quality TEM lamella with Auto Rocking Mill.
  • Achieve exceptional low-kV ion beam performance, enabling material sensitivity and low sample preparation damage.
  • Experience the most advanced capabilities for electron and ion beam induced deposition and etching on FIB-SEM systems with the optional MultiChem or GIS gas delivery systems.
  • Deprocessing, via proprietary Dx and DE chemistries, of copper metallization in regular and low-k dialectrics. And milling advanced packaging materials with plasma FIB-based chemistries and recipes.


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