EXpressLO™ is a patented new grid design* and method that allows thin or thickex situ lift out specimens to be manipulated to a new grid design which does not require a carbon film such that the specimen may be further FIB milled, broad beam ion milled or plasma cleaned.
Why use ex situ lift out and EXpressLO™ manipulation techniques?
the fastest lift out procedure available
easy to learn, master, and teach
no carbon film on patented grid allows for further processing of specimen after manipulation
EXpressLO-Z™ grids for reducing fluorescence and overlaps.
saves money (does not require expensive FIB time for lift out)
great for multi-user facilities
routine manipulation for backside thinning
supports multiple FIB instruments
the "technically correct" method for manipulation to special carriers used with in situ TEM specimen holders - fast with no FIB implantation damage!!!
site specific manipulation of particles, fibers, particulates, thin films, and CNTs
* U.S. Patents 8,740,209 & 8,789,826 & 10,522,324 & 10,801,926