20. September 2023 - Room 13 - NanoInnovation 2023 Conference - Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

The FusionScope - A Unique New Platform for Correlative Microscopy via Combination of AFM and SEM


Correlative microscopy represents an important technique to analyze materials and their properties with spatial correlative resolution. In this context, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) are powerful tools to study even smallest features of a sample with nanometer resolution. However, combining these methods is not simple and remains a challenge in terms of the required instrument setups. In most cases, both methods are used separately, and the results obtained can often not be easily correlated afterwards.

The FusionScope - a combination of AFM and SEM - bridges the gap between these two powerful microscopy methods by providing a true correlative instrument design approach coupled with a joint coordinate system.

In this workshop, we will demonstrate that a true correlative in-situ analysis of materials - using the FusionScope - is indeed possible.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

The workshop will cover in detail the idea, requirements, and benefits of correlative microscopy with this instrument, via a theoretical introduction and a LIVE DEMONSTRATION. We will demonstrate the capability to position the AFM tip precisely on the area of interest using profile view – an 80° eucentric tilt. In addition, we will show how the FusionScope can add true height information to the SEM data, and how the advanced capabilities of a probe-based method such as AFM are beneficial to image material properties that would otherwise be "invisible" or simply inaccessible using other methods.

The workshop will also cover methods of data acquisition and post-processing, as well as the fabrication of high-performance cantilever tips using the focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID) technique, followed by an introduction to the self-sensing cantilever technology that allows a pure electrical readout of the cantilever deflection signal.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

09:00 – 09:20     

Welcome & Registration

09:20 – 09:30

Introduction to Quantum Design Italy & Quantum Design Microscopy

9:30 - 10:30

Introduction to Correlative Microscopy,  Data Processing and Cantilever Technology

10:30 - 10:50

Coffee break

10:50 – 11:30

Meet the FusionScope: Presentation and Discussions

11:30 – 13:00

Hands On: Live FusionScope Demonstration

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 17:30

FusionScope: Bring your own samples

Live Demonstration @ FusionScope with your samples

(to be agreed in advance – write to rambertiqd-europe.com)


Marion Wolff - Assistant Industrial Engineer at Quantum Design Microscopy

Hajo Frerichs - Application Specialist at Quantum Design Microscopy

Federico Palmacci – Sales Engineer at Quantum Design Italy

Workshop Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.

Please fill the form below.

Free registration to NanoInnovation 2023 conference is suggested but not mandatory for attending the workshop (conference registration page)

Registration for the event
'The FusionScope - A Unique New Platform for Correlative Microscopy via Combination of AFM and SEM'

Please indicate in the comments if you would like to bring your own sample to be measured and discussed during the afternoon session
Dr. Arianna Ramberti
Dr. Arianna Ramberti
Dr. Hajo Frerichs
Dr. Hajo Frerichs
Marion Wolff
Marion Wolff
Dr. Federico Palmacci
Dr. Federico Palmacci


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