FEI prepares shipments of U.S. TEAM project systems

June 13, 2006 – FEI Co. of Hillsboro, Ore., announced that it has received U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contracts for four Titan scanning/transmission electron microscopes (S/TEMs) developed as part of the TEAM (Transmission Electron Aberration- Corrected Microscope) project announced in November 2004.

The goal of the collaborative TEAM project is to build the highest resolution S/TEM in the world, capable of direct observation and analysis of individual nanostructures at an unprecedented resolution of 0.5 Angstrom.

The first TEAM Titan is expected to ship this month to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. A second Titan will be sent to CEOS, the TEAM partner that develops both the spherical (Cs) and the chromatic (Cc) aberration correctors for the project. It will be fitted with a Cc corrector before shipping to Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

The third and fourth Titans attaining 0.5 Angstrom resolution in TEM and STEM mode and 0.1 eV energy resolution, will ship to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2007 and 2008, respectively, where they will be operated as the temporary TEAM 0.5 and the final TEAM I user instruments within the National Center for Electron Microscopy.


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