FIB (Focused Ion Beam) is an extremely accurate etching system which is precise to the order of magnitude of ten nanometers. At Intraspec, we dispose of two different systems with relatively identical working principles, but with different ions sources: the “classical” FIB, using gallium ions, and the Plasma-FIB, using Xenon plasma. In both cases, ions impact on the sample surface at very high speed, milling matter from the targeted area. Milling speed is 20 times higher in a P-FIB, allowing for bigger section areas. Standard FIB can, under specific conditions, have higher resolution.
Several operations can be performed using these two complementary systems: TEM lamellas production, material depositions, circuit editing, microsectioning. It is also possible to perform a set of microsections, with a step of approximately 10-15nm, to obtain a 3D reconstruction of the analysed area using information gathered through the chosen technique (SE, BSE, EDS, EBSD).

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Precision milling at nanometer scale


Precision microsections on sensitive samples


TEM lamellas production


3D reconstruction of sample properties




Ultimate thinning


Lamellas production

Intraspec Technologies - Nos moyens - Focused Ion Beam - Création de la lame TEM

TEM lamellas production for Transmission Electron Microscope observations

Materials thickness


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Verification of depositions thickness by the measurements on the tens of nanometers scale.

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