Thermo Fisher Nova 200 Nanolab SEM/FIB


  • Surface and cross section imaging (topology, chemistry, phase contrast)
  • Orientation imaging
  • 3D imaging
  • TEM and APT specimen preparation


Allen Hunter


Room G023


Publications, presentations, and posters resulting from work on this instrument should state: “The authors acknowledge the financial support of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and NSF grant #DMR-0320740, and technical support from the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization.


  • Accelerating Voltage
    • Electrons: 0.2 to 30 kV
    • Ions: Up to 30kV
  • Electron Filament: Schottky Field Emitter
  • Detectors
    • Electron Imaging – Everhart-Thornley Detector (ETD)
    • Electron Imaging – Through-the-lens Detector (TLD)
    • EDAX XEDS system integrated into the Support PC
  • SEM Resolution
    • 1.1 nm @ 15 kV (TLD-SE)
    • 2.5 nm @ 1 kV (TLD-SE)
    • 3.5 nm @ 500 V (TLD-SE)
  • Ion Resolution: 7 nm @ 30 kV @ 1 pA
  • Gas Injectors
    • Platinum
    • XeF2
  • Micromanipulator 
    • Kleindiek Nanotechnik MM3A
    • Omniprobe Autoprobe 200
    • Bigelow Micromanipulator
  • Included Software
    • AutoFIB, AutoTEM, Slice and View and XtDoc

References and Publications

  1. Microstructural Responses of Alloy 625 and Alloy 625 Plus Under Ion and Proton Irradiations, L-J. Yu, E.A. Marquis, JOM, 72, 8, 2993-3002, 2020
  2. Plasmonic Nanoparticles Assemblies Templated by Helical Bacteria and Resulting Optical Activity, W. Feng, U. Kadiyala, J. Yan, Y. Wang, V.J. DiRita, J.S. VanEpps, N.A. Kotov, Chirality, 32, 899-906, 2020
  3. Ultra-Small Carbon Fiber Electrode Recording Site Optimization and Improved In Vivo Chronic Recording Yield, E.J. Welle, P.R. Patel, J.E. Woods, A. Petrossians, E. della Valle, A. Vega-Medina, J.M. Richie, D. Cai, J.D. Weiland, C.A. Chestek, Journal of Neural Engineering, 17, 026037, 2020
  4. Self-Assembly of Chiral Nanoparticles into Semiconductor Helices with Tunable Near-Infrared Optical Activity, J. Yan, W. Feng, J-Y. Kim, J. Lu, P. Kumar, Z. Mu, X. Wu, X. Mao, N.A. Kotov, Chem. Mater., 32(1), 476-488, 2020 
  5. Magnetic Frustration Control through Tunable Stereochemically Driven Disorder in Entropy-Stabilized Oxides, P.B. Meisenheimer, L.D. Williams, S.H. Sung, J. Gim, P. Shafer, G.N. Kotsonis, J-P. Maria, M. Trassin, R. Hovden, E. Kioupakis, J.T. Heron, Physical Review Materials, 3, 104420, 2019
  6. Quantification of Solute Topology in Atom Probe Tomography Data: Application to the Microstructure of a Proton-Irradiated Alloy 625, I. Ghamarian, L-J. Yu, E.A. Marquis, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 1-9, 2019
  7. Wintertime Arctic Sea Spray Aerosol Composition Controlled by Sea Ice Lead Microbiology, R.M. Kirpes, D. Bonanno, N.W. May, M. Fraund, A.J. Barget, R.C. Moffet, A.P. Ault, K.A. Pratt, ACS Central Science, 2019 
  8. Isolation and Profiling of Circulating Tumor‐Associated Exosomes Using Extracellular Vesicular Lipid–Protein Binding Affinity Based Microfluidic Device, Y-T. Kang, E. Purcell, T-W. Lo, N. Ramnath, S. Jolly, S. Nagrath, Small, 1903600, 2019
  9. Emulation of Fast Reactor Irradiated T91 using Dual Ion Beam Irradiation, S. Taller, Z. Jiao, K. Field, G.S. Was, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 527, 151831, 2019 
  10. Diverse Nanoassemblies of Graphene Quantum Dots and Their Mineralogical Counterparts, N.A. Kotov, Z-b. Qu, W-J. Feng, Y. Wang, F. Romanenko, Angewandte Chemie, 58, 2-11, 2019 
  11. Oxide Growth and Dissolution on 316L Stainless Steel during Irradiation in High Temperature Water, R.D. Hanbury, G.S. Was, Corrosion Science, 157, 305-311, 2019
  12. Micro- and Nano-Scale Intermetallic Phases in AA2070-T8 and their Corrosion Behavior, Y. Zhu, K. Sun, J. Garves, L.G. Bland, J. Locke, J. Allison, G.S. Frankel, Electrochimica Acta, 319, 634-648, 2019 
  13. Annealing Induced Interfacial Evolution of Titanium/Gold Metallization on Unintentionally Doped β-Ga2O3, M. Lee, R.L. Peterson, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 8(7), Q3176-Q3179, 2019
  14. Interfacial Reactions of Titanium/Gold Ohmic Contacts with Sn-Doped β-Ga2O3, M. Lee, R.L. Peterson, APL Materials, 7(2), 022524, 2019
  15. Kinetic Control on the Depth Distribution of Superdeep Diamonds, F. Zhu, J. Li, J. Liu, X. Lai, B. Chen, Y. Meng, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 1984-1992, 2019
  16. Suppression of Shear Banding in High-Strength Cu/Mo Nanocomposites with Hierarchical Bicontinuous Intertwined Structures, Y. Cui, B. Derby, N. Li, N.A. Mara, A. Misra, Materials Research Letters, 6(3), 184-190, 2018
  17. Self-Ion Emulation of High Dose Neutron Irradiated Microstructure in Stainless Steels, Z. Jiao, J. Michalika, G.S. Was, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 501, 312-318, 2018
  18. Sensitization and Stress Corrosion Crack Response of Dual Certified Type 304/304L Stainless Steel, K.B. Fisher, B.D. Miller, R. Hermer, C. Brown, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion, 74(7), 737-746, 2018
  19. Charge Transfer and Collection in Dilute Organic Donor-Acceptor Heterojunction Blends, K. Ding, X. Liu, S.R. Forrest, Nano Letters, 18(5), 3180-3184, 2018
  20. Evolution of Local Lattice Distortion under Irradiation in Medium- and High-Entropy Alloys, Y. Tong, G. Velisa, S. Zhao, W. Guo, T. Yang, K. Jin, C. Lu, H. Bei, J.Y.P. Ko, D.C. Pagan, Y. Zhang, L. Wang, F.X. Wang, Materialia, 2, 73-81, 2018
  21. The Role of Surface Deformation in the Oxidation Response of Type 304 SS in High Temperature Deaerated Water, K.B. Fisher, B.D. Miller, E.C. Johns, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion Science, 141, 88-96, 2018
  22. Omnidispersible Hedgehog Particles with Multilayer Coatings for Multiplexed Biosensing, D.G. Montjoy, J.H. Bahng, A. Eskafi, H. Hou, N.A. Kotov, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140(25), 7835-7845, 2018
  23. Early Oxidation Behavior of Si-Coated Titanium, K. Chou, P. Chu, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion Science, 140, 297-306, 2018
  24. Intergranular Li Metal Propagation through Polycrystalline Li6.25Al0.25La3Zr2O12 Ceramic Electrolyte, E.J. Cheng, A. Sharafi, J. Sakamoto, Electrochimica Acta, 85-91, 223, 2017
  25. High Thermal Conductivity in Electrostatically Engineered Amorphous Polymers, A. Shanker, C. Li, G. Kim, D. Gidley, K.P. Pipe, J. Kim, Science Advances, 3(7), 1700342, 2017
  26. The Effect of Ni:Co Ratio on the Elemental Phase Partitioning in γ-γ′ Ni-Co-Al-Ti-Cr Alloys, S.C.H. Llewelyn, K.A. Christofidou, V.J. Araullo-Peters, N.G. Jones, M.C. Hardy, E.A. Marquis, H.J. Stone, Acta Materialia, 131, 296-304, 2017
  27. Engineering the Optical and Catalytic Properties of Co-Catalyst/Semiconductor Photocatalysts, P.A. Hernley, S.A. Chavez, J.P. Quinn, S. Linic, ACS Photonics, 4(4), 979-985, 2017
  28. Adsorption of Aromatic Decomposition Products from Phenyl-Containing Magnesium-Ion Battery Electrolyte Solutions, A.J. Crowe, K.K. Stringham, J.L. DiMeglio, B.M. Bartlett, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 7711-7717, 2017
  29. Influence of a Silicon-Bearing Film on the Early Stage Oxidation of Pure Titanium, K. Chou, P.W. Chu, C.G. Levi, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Materials Science, 52(16), 9884-9894, 2017
  30. Microstructure of Localized Corrosion Front on Mg Alloys and the Relationship with Anodic Hydrogen Evolution, P.W. Chu, E. LeMire, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion Science, 128, 253-264, 2017
  31. Biomimetic Hierarchical Assembly of Helical Supraparticles from Chiral Nanoparticles, Y.L. Zhou, R.L. Marson, G. van Anders, J. Zhu, G. Ma, P. Ercius, K. Sun, B. Yeom, S.C. Glotzer, N.A. Kotov, ACS Nano, 10(3), 3248-3256, 2016
  32. Microstructure and Chemistry of Electrodeposited Mg Films. M.N. Bachhav, N.T. Hahn, K.R. Zavadil, E.G. Nelson, A.J. Crowe, B.M. Bartlett, P.W Chu, V.J. Araullo-Peters,  E.A. Marquis, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163(13), D1-D6, 2016
  33. Towards an Understanding of Tensile Deformation in Ti-based Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composites with BCC Dendrites, J. Kolodziejska, H. Kozachkov, K. Kranjc, A.H. Hunter, E.A. Marquis, K. Flores, W. Johnson, D. Hofmann, Scientific Reports, 6, 22563, 2016
  34. Macroporous p-GaP Photocathodes Prepared by Anodic Etching and Atomic Layer Deposition Doping, S. Lee, A.R. Bielinski, E. Fahrenkrug, N.P. Dasgupta, S. Maldonado, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8(25), 16178-16185, 2016
  35. Lake Spray Aerosol: A Chemical Signature from Individual Ambient Particles, J.L. Axson, N.W. May, I.D. Colón-Bernal, K.A. Pratt, A.P. Ault, Environ. Sci. Technol., 50(18), 9835-9845, 2016