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TESCAN and the University of Alabama Announce the Addition of the LYRA XMU FIB-SEM Workstation to the UA Central Analytical Facility, a National Facility of Excellence for Atom Probe Applications Development

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TESCAN, a leading global supplier of scanning electron microscopes and focused ion beam workstations has delivered a LYRA FIB-SEM workstation to the University of Alabama Central Analytical Facility (CAF), a national center of excellence. The LYRA is a FIB-SEM workstation and will be used for preparing atom probe tomography and transmission electron microscope specimens. In the future, this instrument will be configured with an EDAX Pegasus EDS/EBSD system to provide chemical and structural analysis in three-dimensional views.

“We are confident that the LYRA will fully enable the mission at the UA Central Analytical Facility.”

"The CAF at the University of Alabama is a national center of excellence for the multi-scale characterization of materials," says Dave Nikles, Director of the CAF. "The CAF supports the education, service and research missions of the University. The University of Alabama is the only university in the Southeast region with a Local Electrode Atom Probe microscope from Cameca Instruments. The atom probe serves users from research groups at the University of Alabama and visitors from across the country. It provides atomic scale compositional information on a range of sample specimens, including metals, semiconductors and geological specimens. The new TESCAN FIB-SEM will enable scientists to precisely prepare specimens for atom probe tomography. These instruments provide the basis for a unique educational experience for our students, faculty and visiting researchers."

"The FIB-SEM instrument is crucial for preparing specimens for atom probe analysis. TESCAN offered to partner with the UA not only for atom probe applications, but also for visibility in such a diverse multi-user facility," says Rich Martens, Manager of the CAF.

Jeff Streger, Vice President of TESCAN USA states, "Our presence at the University of Alabama continues to strengthen our position as a leading supplier of FIB-SEM workstations in North America.” Streger also adds, “We are confident that the LYRA will fully enable the mission at the UA Central Analytical Facility.”

TESCAN is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Focused Ion Beam workstations. The quality, performance and reliability of all TESCAN products are the foundation of our business. TESCAN offers unique and state of the art electron microscopy and focused ion beam solutions to the international community and distributes throughout the globe, with key Customer Resource Centers located in China, North America, Korea, South America, Europe and all of Asia.


Jeff Streger, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America, 724-772-7433