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A Schottky Field Emission source upgrade is available for customers with a Lab6 PHI 600 or 660 Scanning Auger instrument. The conversion from a LaB6 source to a Schottky Field Emission (FEG) source improves resolution, gives higher beam current and a longer lifetime (typically 8,000hrs based on average tests). The conversion is designed to make it easy for the customer to upgrade the system at their site with the minimum of interruption.

YPS are also able to upgrade thermal emission systems to field "Schottky" and cold field emission electron systems (e.g. VG Microlab). This represent cost-effective strategy, where budgets are restricted and continued use and performance improvement is sought. Please contact us for more information.