In-Situ TEM & Electrical Characterisation Workshop 28/06/19

Join us for a workshop about in-situ TEM and electrical characterisation on Friday 28th June 2019 at Imperial College London. Discover a new method for preparing lamella on a MEMS chip for in-situ electrical characterisation in your TEM.

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Heated nanoparticle
PtCo nanoparticle at 700ºC. Courtesy Oak Ridge National Lab.

In-Situ Electrical Characterisation

When preparing samples for in-situ electrical characterisation, the preparation of lamella on a MEMS chip is usually a cumbersome procedure. However, new E-chips and processes have revolutionised sample preparation so it’s now a feasible workflow for your lab.

Come to the workshop to see live demonstrations and find out all about:

  • In-situ TEM and electrical characterisation
  • Sample preparation
  • How to prepare lamella on a MEMS chip using new procedures

The workshop will include live demonstrations using the Protochips Fusion in-situ heating and electrical biasing system.


A full programme with descriptions of each session is available here as a pdf.

8:30amRegistration and welcome
9:00amIntroduction to FIB sample prep
10:30amHands-on demonstration of FIB preparation: FIB lift out, transfer, contacting and thinning
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Live
demonstration of electrical biasing with the Protochips Fusion
2:30pm Coffee break
2:45pm Protochips Atmosphere in-situ TEM gas cell system and metal organic vapour phase epitaxy inside a TEM under atomic resolution conditions
3:45pm Q&A and open panel discussion
4:30pm Close

 Full Programme


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The workshop will be held at Imperial College London:

Protochips Fusion for electron microscopes

Protochips Fusion

An in-situ system for characterising samples at high temperatures, with simultaneous electrical biasing.

  • Compatible with microscopes from all major manufacturers
  • Real time, nanoscale studies
  • Low currents with attoamp sensitivity

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Further Information

If you have any questions about the workshop or Protochips’ in-situ systems, please get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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