AIM Lab Summer 2021 FIBShort Course

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
9:30 a.m.
Lecture: IREAP, ERF Building room 1207; Lab: AIM Lab 1235E Kim Building
Wen-An Chiou


Focus Ion Beam (FIB) is an extremely useful and powerful tool in physical/materials
science, engineering, biological and medical sciences research. The AIM Lab at
NanoCenter will be offering a short course in FIB this summer break (August 2021) using
our Tescan dual beam FIB/SEM system. The short course provides an introduction to the
FIB for those with little or no prior experience. This course covers basic principles and
knowledge of operating the FIB. In addition to lectures, there will be an emphasis on
laboratory exercises that focus on instrument operation and practical applications.

Date: August 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2021

Lecture: 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Room: 1207 (Large Conference Room) in IREAP, ERF Build.

Laboratory: Two hours/group/day (4 days, August 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2021)

Lab: FIB facility, Room 1237E, Kim Building

Limit: Maximum enrollment is 9 (3 lab groups, 2/3 persons per group)

Fee: $450 per person, $400 per person from the same research group. Fees for non-UMD participants will be different. Please check with the AIM Lab office.

Prerequisite: Must have SEM experience or permission from the instructor.

To enroll, please print and fill out the attached application form, and submit to the AIM Lab office by 5:00 pm, August 5, 2021 (Thursday) at room 1234 Kim Building. Students accepted into the class will be informed by e-mail by Tuesday (08/10/21).

For more information regarding the FIB short course, please contact Wen-An Chiou at AIM Lab, or (301)-405-0541 or send an e-mail to

Please note that all class participants must be fully vaccinated before attending the class. During the class/laboratory, the 4 Maryland protocols (mainly wear a properly fitted mask when required, keep your distance from others, and stay home if you are sick) will be followed.

FIB Short Course Application Form

Audience: Graduate 

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