PicoFIB - Advances in Gas-Ion Microscopy
The PicoFIB Network brings together international researchers with an interest in material manipulation and characterisation using novel gas-ion patterning and microscopy.
It provides a foundation for knowledge exchange, technical training and research development.
Outputs find application across the fields of nano-devices, energy technology and bio-materials.
The Programme runs from 2017 to 2020, comprising a series of exchange visits, training events and international workshops.
Helium, Neon, Xenon Gas-Ion Microscopy
Books, Papers, Bids, Awards
PicoFIB 2020 in Sheffield
Our annual, international workshop took place at the University of Sheffield in January. It was a busy day of networking, exchanging ideas, and furthering research possibilities. See the Book of Abstracts, the programme and some photos from the event!
Research Visit to Use a New Prototype
Eduardo Serralta, one of our talented PhD students from HZDR, visited Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology to use their new npSCOPE prototype instrument. It's a modified helium ion microscope that combines secondary ion mass spectrometry, scanning transmission helium ion microscopy, and cryomicroscopy. Read more
Research Visit to UCL to Study He/Ne Ion Microscopy of Black Silicon Nanostructures
PicoFIB enables research collaboration by supporting a series of exchange visits between project partners. PhD student Tudor Scheul from the University of Southampton has benefited from the facilities of UCL/London Centre for Nanotechnology. Read more