Abstract

A protocol for obtaining an advanced TEM lamella geometry using FIB-SEM is presented. Lamella lift-out procedure might require multiple manipulation steps or even breaking the vacuum in order to reach inverted or plan-view lamella geometries. We have developed a setup which enables lamella transfer from a bulk sample onto a TEM grid within a single, very simple manipulation step, with no need to break the vacuum or unload the sample. Most importantly, this approach does not require any additional devices to be installed.

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