The patented UHV Gemini Column is the electron source with the highest resolution available for UHV operation. Designed for true UHV <1x10-8 Pa, the column is fully bakeable to 180°C and operates without any measurable outgassing: a must for contamination-free research on many materials.
The design of the UHV Gemini Column is the result of a collaboration between Omicron and ZEISS NTS, employing the same electron optics as used in the ZEISS Gemini SEM product range. Both the leading edge SEM software SmartSEM and the Gemini control electronics are standard products from Zeiss NTS, incorporated also in the UHV version.
The Auger control software is integrated with the SmartSEM software. For efficient data processing an industry standard software is available. Data can also be saved in standard formats such as VAMAS or ASCII.