Transforming Your TEM with the Fusion TEM Heating and Electrical Characterization System

Fusion Select transforms your TEM into an in-situ laboratory using the flexibility of MEMS-based sample supports that deliver accurate, precise experimental conditions. Capable of sourcing and measuring picoamp level electrical signals and fast temperature changes up to 1200 °C, Fusion Select offers unmatched versatility and capability to accelerate results.

Fusion Select TEM holder (JEOL)

Fully Upgradeable

Fusion Select is a fully upgradeable solution: you can choose the configuration that suits your needs today, and upgrade anytime to features you need tomorrow. Never buy more than you need, or be stuck with a holder with limited capabilities, again.

  • Double-tilt, electrical and electrothermal capabilities can be added to the Fusion Select base system anytime
  • Most upgrades can be done on-site by the user in just a few minutes.



 

Tilt with Confidence

Fusion Select’s unique beta tilt design ensures temperature and electrical current remain stable while tilting samples. The E-chip and contacts tilt together, so you can find the zone axis of your sample quickly and precisely, even at high temperatures.

  • Now with ±20° of beta tilt and up to ±34° alpha tilt (pole piece dependent)
  • Maintain constant temperature while tilting for maximum stability


 

High resolution TEM image of Al inclusions (courtesy Larry Allard, ORNL). Side view of the Fusion Select holder, showing the fixed probe beta tilt design.

Unobstructed EDS Maps

Fusion Select’s low-profile tip design ensures you get unparalleled access to high count x-rays to your multidetector EDS arrays, even at 0° of tilt.

  • Get EDS maps and spectra faster with low background signal from the holder
  • EDS maps up to 750 °C (EDS detector dependent)


AuAg nanoparticles, Au (green), Ag (red) at room temperature, and heated to 400 °C. Lewis, et al., Nanoscale, 6, 2014

Electrical Performance without Compromise, Including FIB Optimized Workflow
Now with more electrical contacts and a newly designed electrothermal E-chip, Fusion Select allows you the flexibility to perform a variety of electrothermal experiments.

  • Perform 4-point probe electrical characterization with accurate heating
  • Powerful software allows you to perform advanced electrical measurements in an easy to use interface
  • FIB sample workflow with unique FIB optimized E-chips and sample prep tools
  • Clarity Echo synchronization tool saves you time by syncing Clarity data with Gatan’s DigitalMicrograph® images and video.


Clarity Echo data synchronization and Data View

Major Applications

  • Semiconductor
  • Corrosion
  • Material Phase Changes
  • Reaction Kinetics

 

Transforming Standard TEM or SEM with the Fusion TEM Heating System

Fusion Select TEM holder (JEOL)
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High resolution TEM image of Al inclusions (courtesy Larry Allard, ORNL). Side view of the Fusion Select holder, showing the fixed probe beta tilt design.
AuAg nanoparticles, Au (green), Ag (red) at room temperature, and heated to 400 °C. Lewis, et al., Nanoscale, 6, 2014
Clarity Echo data synchronization and Data View

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