Focus Ion Beam (FIB) is an extremely useful and powerful tool in physical/materials science, engineering, biological and medical sciences research. The AIM Lab at NanoCenter will be offering a short course in FIB during this winter break (February 2022) using our new Tescan dual beam FIB system. The short course provides an introduction to the FIB for those with little or no prior experience. This course covers basic principles and knowledge of operating the FIB. In addition to lectures, there will be an emphasis on laboratory exercises that focus on instrument operation and practical applications.
Date: February 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2022
Lecture: 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Room: 1207 (Large Conference Room) in IREAP, ERF Build.
Laboratory: Two hours/group/day (4 days, February 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2022)
Lab: FIB facility, Room 1237E, Kim Building
Limit: Maximum enrollment is 9 (3 lab groups, 3 persons per group)
Fee: $450 per person, $400 per person from the same research group. Fees for non-UMD participants will be different. Please check with the AIM Lab office.
Prerequisite: Must have SEM experience or permission from instructor.
To enroll, please fill out the attached application form and submit to AIM Lab office (1234 Kim Building) by 12:00 pm, January 24, 2022. Students accepted into the class will be informed by email by Friday (01/28/22).
For more information regarding the FIB short course, please contact Wen-An Chiou at AIM Lab, or 301-405-0541, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all class participants must be fully vaccinated before attending the class. During the class/laboratory, the 4 Maryland protocols (mainly wear a properly fitted mask when required, keep your distance from others, and stay home if you are sick) will continue to follow.