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    Skolkovo Innovation Center, Bolshoy Boulevard 30, bld. 1

    Moscow, 121205

    Russian Federation

Organization profile

Advanced Imaging Core Facility (AICF) was established at Skoltech in September 2018. AICF includes wide range of equipment such as electron microscopes: scanning (dual-beam FEI Helios G4 Plasma FIB Uxe and low-vacuum FEI Quattro S) and transmission (FEI Titan Themis Z) as well as equipment for sample preparation (Struers LaboPol, LectroPol-5, TenuPol-5, MultiPrep, Ion Beam Milling, etc.). Nowadays, transmission electron microscopy is one of the most powerful techniques for structural and analytical analysis of the wide range of materials, such as metals, alloys, powders, coatings, and many other materials. Comprehensive information about crystal structure, type of defects, qualitative and quantitative chemical composition and other information can be obtained using various electron microscopy techniques, such as HRTEM, STEM, EFTEM, EELS, EDX, etc. The main tasks of AICF are to support research performed at Skoltech, as well as to perform research projects on the material investigation using scanning and transmission microscopy for customers from Skolkovo ecosystem and external customers.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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