Helios NanoLab 600i Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope


The innovative Elstar™ electron column forms the basis of the Helios NanoLab’s outstanding high resolution imaging performance. The Elstar features unique technologies, such as constant power lenses for higher thermal stability, electrostatic scanning for faster, higher accurate imaging, and unique column design for pin sharp imaging in all conditions. Its improved through-the-lens detector (TLD), set for highest collection efficiency of SE (Secondary Electrons) and on-axis BSE (Backscattered Electrons), is complemented by FEI’s latest advanced suite of detectors including the retractable solid state backscatter detector and the multisegment STEM detector, for stunning low kV SE/BSE and BF/DF/HAADF imaging respectively, as well as the optional ICE detector for optimized FIB-SE (Focused Ion Beam-Secondary Electron) and -SI (Secondary Ion) imaging. Empowered by its evolutionary xT software platform, the Helios NanoLab 600i addresses both the occasional user with its robustness and comprehensive interface, and the FIB expert who can rely on the instrument flexibility and extended controls for advanced SEM and FIB work.

Data Source Contributions

Instrument Data Source Profile

Instrument Name:    Helios NanoLab 600i Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope

Model:                        FEI Helios NanoLab 600i equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) drift detector

Platform Type:          Scanning Electron Microscopy Energy Dispersive X- Ray Spectroscopy

Data Type:                  FIB, SEM, Cryo-EM, EDS, EBSD

Software:                   Oxford INCA

Instrument Group:    Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Field Emission Scanning Electron MicroscopySecondary Ion Spectroscopy

Topic Areas:              Imaging, Electron MicroscopyTomography


Explore this capability under EMSL's Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy page and more at the Biological Sample and Cell Separations & Structural Tomography & Topography resource pages.


Federal Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a multiprogram national laboratory managed by the Battelle Memorial Institute, operating under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract DE-AC05-76RL01830. User capabilities described here reflect collaborations with the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a DOE Office of Science (SC-3) user facility operating under the Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830.

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EMSL Funding Acknowledgment

Scientists who publish results of research using EMSL resources, capabilities, and resulting data are required to include an acknowledgment of EMSL Policies in any publications. Learn more about user facility data management resources at the Office of Science Program page.

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