EIKOS

The Atom Probe that enables routine, high performance 3D nano-analysis for both research and industry
Building on 30 years of success in Atom Probe Tomography instrumentation and application, CAMECA has developed EIKOS™, the Atom Probe microscope for rapid alloy development and nanoscale materials research.
  • Product overview +


    The EIKOS Atom Probe offers:

    • Three-dimensional tomography with nanoscale characterization of microstructures
    • High spatial resolution single atom detection with high efficiency
    • Equal sensitivity to all elements and their isotopes
    • Quantitative composition measurement (sub-nm to near micron scale)
    • Available in voltage or voltage & laser configurations
    • Standard specimen preparation methods


    EIKOS is available in 2 configurations:

    EIKOS
    The base EIKOS system incorporates a reflectron design to provide excellent mass resolving power and signal to noise. A pre-aligned integrated counter electrode ensures ease of use and high reliability. The voltage pulsing system provides very high data quality on a wide variety of metallurgical applications.

    EIKOS-X
    The fully configured EIKOS-X system combines all the outstanding features of the base EIKOS (voltage pulsed, reflectron based functionality, prealigned counter electrode) and adds a fully integrated laser pulsing module with computer controlled focused spot design to provide access to a larger application range.

    The base EIKOS system is field upgradable to the EIKOS-X.

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  • APT users around the world +

    Atom Probe Related Web Sites

    International Field Emission Society (IFES)

    The International Field Emission Society is an international scientific society, that aims to promote high field nanoscience and atom probe microscopy. At each IFES Symposium, organised every 2 years, the E.W. Müller Outstanding Young Scientist Award is given to the best orally-presented paper in a competition.

    Materials Physics Group, Rouen University, France
    The GPM is a joint University of Rouen-CNRS and INSA research unit led by Prof Didier Blavette. It is one of the largest groups of the atom probe community. CAMECA collaborates with GPM for the design and development of its atom probes.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Microscopy Group, USA
    The Microscopy Group at ORNL specializes in the development and application of advanced electron microscopy, atom probe tomography, and surface science techniques for the sub-nm scale characterization of the microstructure, chemical nature, and composition of materials. Equipped with a CAMECA LEAP, scientists and engineers at ORNL greatly contribute to the advancement of 3DAP technology and applications.

    Northwestern University Center for Atom Probe Tomography (NUCAPT), USA
    The Seidman Research Group at Northwestern University, Illinois, uses a LEAP 4000X Si to study the chemical composition and evolution of precipitates, interfaces, and other nanoscale phenomena. The Seidman Group ranks among the top research teams involved in the investigation of nano-structured materials.

    Marquis Research Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Part of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering of the University of Michigan, and equipped with a LEAP 4000X-HR, the Marquis Research Group focuses on the experimental exploration of the atomic scale structures to understand materials behavior and develop more efficient materials and structures for energy applications.

    FIM & Atom Probe Group, Department of Materials at Oxford University, UK
    Over more than 40 years of history, the Oxford FIM and Atom Probe Group have been world leaders in the development of the atom probe technique and its application to materials science problems.

    ACMM, University of Sydney, Australia
    The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) is the University of Sydney’s centralised microscopy facility. Directed by Prof. Simon Ringer, it provides Sydney’s research community with leading instruments and expertise for exploring the structure of samples, from physical to biological and everything in between, at length scales down to the molecular and atomic.

    Deakin University, Electron Microscope Facility, Victoria, Australia
    Housed in the Geelong Technology Precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin Electron Microscope Facility supports a wide range of research projects that lead and inspire innovations in materials science and engineering.

    Metallic Nanostructure Group of NIMS, Japan
    Dr. Hono's Atom Probe group is part of the Materials Engineering Laboratory within the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan.

    Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany
    MPI Düsseldorf's Atom Probe Tomography Group, under leadership from Dr. Pyuck-Pa Choi, conducts basic research on the mechanical properties of materials and their relationship to the underlying nano- and microstructures. It was established in 2009 in conjunction with the installation of a LEAP 3000X HR. MPI Dusseldorf is also one of the first owner of a LEAP 5000 latest generation atom probe.

    Microscopy and Microanalysis group, Chalmers University, Sweden
    Research projects conducted by the Microscopy and Microanalysis group aim at developing and improving a fundamental understanding of the fine-scale microstructure of technologically important materials, its manipulation and importance in determining the properties of materials.

    EMEZ - Electron Microscopy, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    EMEZ is an interdisciplinary facility of ETH Zurich supporting vital research efforts and services for ETH members and visiting researchers as well as industry.

    POSTECH, Korea
    Pohang University of Science and Technology and National Center for Nanomaterial Technology (NCNT), under the leadership of Prof. Chan Gyung Park (pages in Korean).

    Thompson Research Group, University of Alabama, USA
    Professor Thompson’s research group addresses processing-microstructure-property interdependence by investigating phase transformation and phase stability in a variety of material systems at different length scales.

    Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

    Dr. Francisca Mendez-Martin's team within the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials conducts studies in a wide field of topics: surface engineering, phase transformations, in-situ monitoring of microstructural changes during solidification and heat treatment of metallic materials, development of nanostructured material...

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
    Inaugurated in September 2009, KAUST has an impressive program to develop one of the world’s leading scientific research institutions. 2 of CAMECA's new generation Atom Probe models will be installed at one of KAUST's core research facility within the Materials Science & Engineering department, under leadership of Prof. Tala‘at Al-Kassab.

    Fraunhofer Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies, Dresden, Germany
    Located within the “Silicon Saxony”, Fraunhofer CNT provides ideal collaboration opportunities for research institutes and material/equipment manufacturers in the field of nanoelectronics. The LEAP 3000X installed at Fraunhofer CNT is dedicated to research in semiconducting materials, as well as hard coating, metallic glasses, and nuclear fusion materials.

    Université Paul Cézanne, Marseille, France
    The Reactivity and Diffusion at Interfaces Team under leadership from Dominique Mangelinck is part of IM2NP, a research institute supporting a wide range of programs including modelling, design, architecture, processes, materials and their physico-chemical properties.

    UCSB's Materials Department, Santa Barbara, California USA
    Widely recognized as one of the top materials research facilities in the world, UCSB' s Materials Department serves as the innovation engine for discoveries in new materials. Under leadership from Professor James S. Speck, it is equipped with a LEAP 3000X.

    Atomprobe.com
    Hosted by CAMECA Instruments Inc., the Atom Probe Tomography user's website provides APT users and system owners with a single place to get and share information.
  • Software +

    • IVAS Software
      IVAS

      Specifically developed for the CAMECA Atom Probes, IVAS provides powerful visualization and analysis features to extract 1D, 2D and 3D quantitative information collected on APT instruments, quickly and easily.

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  • Upgrade kits +

    Options for LEAP®

    Integrated Plasma Cleaner
    A fully-integrated, automated plasma cleaner offers both increased productivity and reduced cost of ownership for the LEAP system.

    Residual Gas Analyzer
    Allows partial pressure analysis of LEAP instrument. 

    LEAP 5000 VCTM
    The Vacuum and Cryo Transfer Module (VCTM) enables specimens to be transported between LEAP and ancillary workstations while maintaining both UHV and cryogenic conditions. The module utilizes a UHV-compatible portable chamber which is fully integrated (via a docking station) into the LEAP 5000. Note tha the additional workstations must also be compatible with the VCTM and this is not included with this option. Please contact CAMECA sales for more details.

    Productivity Enhancement Package
    Extends the storage capacity of the LEAP system and includes a fully-integrated in situ heated carousel to reduce pump down times, increase specimen throughput and improve vacuum quality.

    Anti-vibration Package
    Active vibration isolation platform allowing the LEAP to be installed in environments not meeting vibration standards, this integrated solution combines active vibration cancellation together with an upgraded LEAP platform. Patented piezoelectric Technology cancels floor vibration in real time with active bandwidth starting at 0.6Hz.

    Seismic Kit
    Factory-fitted seismic restraint kit. Floor requirements must be met for purchase of this option.

    Field-Ion-Microscope (eFIM) Module
    Adds Field-Ion-Microscope (FIM) capability to LEAP system

    Options for LEAP® and EIKOS™

    Electro Pointer
    Simplex Electropointer(TM) for the production of electropolished LEAP specimens. Control PC and etchant chemicals not included.8.

    Manual Electropolisher
    The manual electropolishing unit is designed to allow maximum flexibility for production of specimens from a wide variety of materials. The item includes power supply, chemical handling and all accessories required to prepare high quality atom probe specimens. (Optical microscope and Chemical reagents are not included.)

    Adv sample prep kit
    Advanced specimen preparation kit includes key components required for advanced FIB-based specimen preparation.