Phenom-world further extends the usability of Phenom G2 desktop SEM’s
with new and improved products

Date posted: March 27, 2012.

Motorized Tilt & Rotation Sample Holder
With the launch of the Motorized Tilt & Rotation Sample Holder, details of features within the sample that have remained hidden so far, are easy to reveal.
The computer controlled operation enables smart 360° rotation and tilting from -10° to +45° via a dedicated Pro Suite application system.

By using new technologies and designs Phenom-World has been able to develop a Motorized Tilt & Rotation Sample Holder that provides more details than ever before. The compucentric rotation allows viewing details from all sides, even when the feature is off-center, while the specific feature remains at the center of focus. The Z-height is auto-corrected through the pseudo-eucentric tilt while simultaneously the Y-position of the Phenom-stage is corrected.

Motorized Tilt

Key specifications
Tilt range -10° to +45°
Continuous 360° compucentric rotation
Controlled by dedicated Motion Control Pro Suite application
Tilt adapted focus
Align X and Y

The Motorized Tilt & Rotation Sample Holder is wireless and completely software-controlled, by using a dedicated motion control application on the Pro Suite application platform. This allows intelligent movements of the sample holder and easy focus on the feature.
"In a short period of time Phenom-World has developed the Motorized Tilt & Rotation Sample Holder together with Deben. This new sample holder with its innovative design allows the Phenom to be used in more markets and to be suitable for even more applications.” (Willem Theuws, Researc h & Development Director at Phenom-World)

Temperature Controlled Sample Holder
In close cooperation with its preferred development partner Deben, Phenom-World has developed a Temperature Controlled Sample Holder to study vacuum-sensitive and vulnerable samples. This active sample holder is designed to control the temperature of the sample between -25°C and +50°C.

Temperature Controlled Sample Holder Key specifications
Temperature range -25°C to +50°C
Temperature accuracy ±1.5°C
Temperature display resolution 0.1°C
Maximum cooling rate 20°C/min
Sample size upto 25mm diameter and 5mm height

With the use of the Temperature Controlled Sample Holder, the temperature of the sample is manipulated, therefore the humidity around it can be controlled. This enables imaging of moistures and water containing samples as well as reducing the effect the electron beam has on beam sensitive samples. This results in an extended viewing time, without noticeable vacuum artifacts. The Temperature Controlled Sample Holder can be retrofitted to all versions of the Phenom G2 system.

Fibermetric 2.0

The improved Fibermetric allows measurements and analysis on complicated fiber structures, ranging from spunbond and electrospun fibers to the melt blown type of fibers. The Fibermetric application provides accurate size information from micro and nano fiber samples. Through further automization of several important features, the Fibermetric has become even more user-friendly and guarantees a fast return on investment. The automated features that have the most effect on this are the high number of measurements (max. 1000 per image!), the automated feature and fiber size detection, and the analysis of the data points.
Fibermetric20 The large range of fibers size allows Fibermetric to be used in a wide variety of applications, like investigation of filtration materials, diaper paddings, fiber research, and fiber and filter production control.
"With the introduction of the Temperature Controlled Sample Holder and the improved Fibermetric application we are fulfilling customer demands to retrieve better images and analysis for a broader variety of samples. Customers are now able to analyze their temperature and vacuum sensitive samples like fat, chocolate, starch, vegetables, mold, organic tissues and many more. With these new features we clearly provide solutions and answers to a new audience.” (Richard Geschiere, Sales Director at Phenom-World)