Standalone Systems


For ultimate performances
at Ultra-High Vacuum

NanoSpace is a conveniently versatile system specially designed to operate under Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) conditions. NanoSpace can be configured either as a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) or as a dual beam platform combining a SEM and a high performance Focused Ion Beam (FIB). This UHV instrument is developed with a modular architecture allowing a large choice of SEM and FIB columns that matches end-users specific needs and goals. NanoSpace offers the best, complete and customized solution for FIB nanomachining, surface analysis, on samples demanding the most rigorous contamination-free environment.

NanoSpace can also be equipped with a UHV compatible Gas Injection System (GIS) for local metal deposition and selective etching.

In-situ connection to third party systems such as MBE clusters, surface analysis instrument, is also possible through a UHV intermediate chamber. This connectivity broadens NanoSpace application scope.


  Vacuum Performances

  Main Chamber Vacuum

  5.10-10 mbar

  UHV Configuration

  Maximum instrument bakeout
  temperature is 120°C

  Sample Main Chamber Introduction

  30 min



Full UHV design - Contamination free

NanoSpace is the first UHV designed FIB-SEM instrument,
fully bakeable to reach ultimate vacuum level


Fully customizable system
UHV NanoSpace can be customized in order to completely
fulfill specific needs. Total flexibility is given in selecting
the FIB column, the SEM column, Gas injection systems
and others add-on accessories depending on the request


Designed to perform high quality
surface analysis
Excellent conditions and unique dual beam geometry allow
correlation of in-situ SEM and high quality Secondary
Ion Mass Spectrometry images in a single instrument


High resolution imaging
NanoSpace can integrate either an electrostatic SEM or
a magnetic SEM which both produce high quality images


Accurate sample control
The UHV compatible 6-axis stage allows to load samples
with dimensions less or equal to 100 mm in length and width


Fully automated instrument
The NanoSpace control and imaging software is highly
ergonomic and easy to use. Vacuum system is fully
automated to ensure safe, fast and easy vacuum operations


UHV connection
A UHV intermediate chamber is designed to ensure the
instrument complete connection with UHV third party
systems, process cluster or synchrotron beam line




  • Inside NanoSpace UHV chamber