Abstract

The dual-beam system, which combines a high-resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a focused ion beam (FIB), allows sample preparation, imaging, and analysis to be accomplished in a single tool. This paper discusses how scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) with the electron beam enhances the analysis capabilities of the dualbeam. In particular, it shows how, using the combination of in-situ sample preparation and integrated SEM-STEM imaging, more failure analysis and characterization problems can be solved in the dual-beam without needing to use the Ångstrom-level capabilities of the transmission electron microscope (TEM).

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