||Analytical PicoProbe – High Spatial Resolution Imaging and Analysis
||Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Photon Science Division
||Nestor J. Zaluzec
||The Analytical Picoprobe is an ultra-high-resolution 30-300 kV analytical scanning/transmission electron microscope. Having aberration correcting optics and capable of creating electron probe sizes as small as 50 pm, it will also be equipped with advanced detectors for imaging and x-ray spectroscopy, together with a variety of specimen holders for imaging, diffraction, tomography and in-situ observation.
||Typical specimens should be <50 nm thick, in-keeping with standard scanning/transmission electron microscope investigations. The highest spatial resolution will be realized for ultra thin materials studied in UHV. In-situ holders permit observation in gaseous and liquid environment but at correspondingly reduced resolution. Specimen preparation facilities are the responsibility of collaborators.
||Imaging and characterization of thin specimens at spatial resolution varying from microns to sub-nanometers.
||Commissioning in Winter 2018 to be followed by collaborative research access using peer-reviewed proposals