MonoCL4 System

World-leading cathodoluminescence imaging and spectroscopy system compatible with conventional, low vacuum or field emission SEM, combined FIB/SEM, and ion microscopes. 

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Advantages: 

The MonoCL4™ system is the leading cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy system for scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and electron probe microanalyzers (EPMA).  Its supremely efficient collection and detection ensures the ultimate performance in sensitivity and spatial resolution from a wide range of bulk and nanoparticle samples. 

  • Reveal more than just morphology and compositional information
    • Optical, electronic and crystal defect properties of semiconductors
    • Phase and geochemical changes in rocks, minerals, and ceramics  
    • Surface plasmon (optical) properties of metallic nanostructures (plasmonics)
    • Inter- and intra-molecular structure of organic materials
  • Designed from the ground up for cathodoluminescence microscopy, seamlessly integrating into an electron microscopy environment, and compatible with all major brand SEM
  • Ultimate sensitivity and spatial resolution across a broad range of wavelengths from deep UV to near infrared using achromatic collection optics with optimized collection efficiency and minimum optical losses using direct optical coupling
  • Analyze sensitive or weakly emitting materials fast and with full confidence utilizing the highest efficiency panchromatic imaging mode (total light with spectral filtering, if required) and fast spectroscopy detector option
  • Optimize hardware and software capabilities for specific applications with  fully customizable and upgradeable basic instruments from Gatan
  • Compatible with Gatan’s range of cryogenic stages and SmartEBIC products
  MonoCL4 Swift Plus Elite
Cathodoluminescence imaging and spectroscopy
Panchromatic (total light) and spectrally resolved imaging modes
High collection efficiency
Direct achromatic coupling (no optical fibers)
Instrument spectral resolution <0.5 nm
PMT for CL imaging and spectroscopy
CCD for fast spectroscopy Optional Optional
High performance PMT for imaging and spectroscopy Optional Optional
Spectrum-imaging (hyperspectral imaging) Optional Optional Optional
Infrared detector(s) Optional Optional Optional Optional

Publications

Nature Communications
2016

Fabbri, F.; Rotunno, E.; Cinquanta, E.; Campi, D.; Bonnini, E.; Kaplan, D.; Lazzarini, L.; Bernasconi, M.; Ferrari, C.; Longo, M.; Nicotra, G.; Molle, A.; Swaminathan, V.; Salviati, G.

Journal of Alloys and Compounds
2016

Ayvacikli, A.; Canimoglu, A.; Muresan, L. E.; Tudoran, L. B.; Guinea, J. G.; Karabulut, Y.; Jorge, A.; Karali, T.; Can, N.

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