In the laboratory,
Commissioning engineers produce a Japanese company JEOL, a leading supplier of electron microscopes, spectrometers and other high-accuracy equipment. Auger microprobe JAMP-9500F is the ultra-high vacuum. Therefore, after delivery to the laboratory of Japan requires several cycles of annealing long (two or three days). This process allows to remove from the internal surfaces of the analyzer adsorbed gases and liquids (mainly hydrocarbons and water vapor).
Commissioning work will last about a month. This is the third Auger spectrometer the latest generation of the company JEOL, which is in Russia. In addition to Kazan, they are in Kaliningrad and Moscow.
Auger microprobe, which is installed at the Center for Nanotechnology RT is equipped with a field emission cathode, allowing you to get a better spatial resolution to date.
"The device is a knowledge-intensive, requiring the operation of great knowledge and experience, — explains technical director nanocenter, Ph.D. Igor Cos. — It allows you to analyze nanoscale structures, therefore, specific requirements for the start-up imposed on the alignment of electron-optical system of the analyzer, detector and ion cannons. Record resolution of the instrument will be done at night, when there will be minimal vibration of the foundation and the lack of electric transport on the streets. "
Main applications: a study of the interfaces that define the physical properties of the material, the analysis of the chemical composition of thin films, a local analysis of nanostructures. The latter is made possible by the unique local unit of area and depth. In addition to profiling features of chemical elements in the depth of the sample, the compensation regime ion gun makes possible the analysis of dielectric materials. Auger microprobe allows us to investigate metals, alloys, ceramics, composites, powders, films. Use of the equipment is carried out by the applicants on a contractual basis with the technical supervision of the Nanotechnology Center of RT.
"A strong university system is crucial to the development of fundamental science, but without modern equipment it is powerless — comments Dmitry Pashin, CEO of nanotechnology center, doctor of technical sciences, professor. — Therefore, only through close cooperation with our Nanocenters scientists will be able not only to conduct basic research, as well as to commercialize the results through their application in the industry. "
Analytical equipment — the main asset of nanotechnology center today. With the help of Tatarstan scientists and technologists have a chance to find the missing links for their innovative designs. Earlier it was reported that the nano-center also intends to involve in the laboratory and scientific groups from abroad.