Surface analysis (SEM)

Research carried out using SEM can be used to verify shape, elemental composition of the materials in both micro and nano resolution.



Cross section analysis (SEM/Xe-PFIB/Ga-FIB)

During this process a local metallographic section is created with ion beam polished wall. This method allows to analyse the cross-sectional area of the object using SEM and Xe-PFIB/Ga-FIB. Those examinations are ideal for the investigation of quality of sinters, welds and multilayer structures, for example: integrated circuits or anti-reflective coatings.


EDS elemental composition analysis

During SEM imaging, the atoms of the sample emit characteristic X-rays, which are unique to each element. The advanced EDS detector collects this signal and analyses the elemental composition of the specimen. It is possible to create an elemental map of a given surface as well as a list of mass and quantitative composition of elements.



Preparation of samples for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

In our laboratory we are able to prepare extremely thin samples (lamellae) intended for TEM. We guarantee the sample thickness below 100 nm, (depending on the material, thickness of the sample can be smaller than 20 nm). The lamellae are prepared from the area of the sample indicated by the customer and ready for TEM measurements. Moreover Xe-PFIB technology allows to create high quality samples aluminum or gallium based materials, what is impossible with Ga-FIB technology.



Using our equipment, knowledge and experience we offer the services of prototyping structures for: micro- and nanoelectronics (NEMS and MEMS), micro- and nanofluidics, optical (photonic crystals, micro- and nanolens) and etc.



Prototyping and modification of AFM cantilevers' tips

The ion beam also enables precise modification of the cantilever tip to adjust its curvature, shape or aspect ratio and sharpness. We carry out services based on individual and special inquiries, i.e. for unusual applications. We are able to supplement the wide AFM cantilever market with customized models for specialized tests.



Prototyping and modification of AFM cantilevers

With the help of a focused ion beam, we can make precise modifications to cantilevers, used for measurements in atomic force microscopy. A typical modification is  making holes in a cantilever, which changes its parameters such as elasticity constant, mass and thus resonance frequency.



Surface analysis (AFM)

Atomic Force Microscopy provides surfamay be used for verification of layer fabrication efficiency at any production stagece analysis which can detect the atomic scale differences of height. It is an ideal method to determine the roughness of the material surface and may be used for verification of layer fabrication efficiency at any production stage.



3D Reconstruction (SEM/Xe-PFIB/Ga-FIB)

Due to our advanced devices and professional software we are able to do visualization, analysis and 3D data presentation. Analysis of shape, volume, elemental composition and statistics of samples are achievable for R&D purposes.

Material disposal using Xe-PFIB technology – sample of aluminium doped steel (SEM view)


Material disposal using Xe-PFIB technology – sample of aluminium doped steel (PFIB view)


3D reconstruction of disposed material



Plasma/ultrasonic cleaning

We offer cleaning with plasma and ultrasounds. Plasma cleaning is provided for removing nano-contamination from surface and allows to modify or improve the physical and chemical properties of the surface. Ultrasonic cleaning is mainly used for the surface of samples with complex shapes. The washing process is based on the cavitation phenomenon – small bubbles generated by high frequency pressure waves, implode on the surface of the object removing contamination.


Deposition thin carbon films (High Vacuum Carbon Coater)

Our machine is ideal for deposition of thin, highly stable conductive carbon films. They are used for transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM, SEM).

Research planning

We provide an assistance for planning a research and experiment program. Based on interviews with customers we will provide a research plan, to optimize service time and costs.

Aid in publications

If you are a researcher preparing your PhD thesis or other form of publication. We will be more than happy to aid you in preforming some minor research tasks free of charge. More information