FEI 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. Influence of a silicon-bearing film on the early stage oxidation of pure titanium, K Chou, PW Chu, CG Levi, EA Marquis, Journal of Materials Science, 52(16), 9884-9894, 2017
  2. Microstructure of Localized Corrosion Front on Mg Alloys and the Relationship with Anodic Hydrogen Evolution, P-W Chu, E LeMire, EA Marquis, Corrosion Science 128 253-264 (2017)
  3. 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, and N.A. Kotov, ACS Nano, 10(3), 3248-3256, 2016
  4. Microstructure and Chemistry of Electrodeposited Mg Films. MN Bachhav, NT Hahn, KR Zavadil, EG Nelson, AJ Crowe, BM Bartlett, P-W Chu, VJ Araullo-Peters, and EA Marquis, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (13) D1-D6 (2016)
  5. Towards an understanding of tensile deformation in Ti-based bulk metallic glass matrix composites with BCC dendrites, J Kolodziejska, H Kozachkov, K Kranjc, A Hunter, EA Marquis, K Flores, W Johnson, and D Hofmann, Scientific Reports 6 22563 (2016)