Before being considered for training on the FEI Helios NanoLab FIB/SEM, you must first be a fully qualified user of the FEI DB235 Dual-Beam FIB/SEM.

You will need to download and fill out the Helios Project Proposal Form. Arrange a time with one of the staff scientists (Rich Chin, Juliet Jamtgaard, Ann Marshall) to discuss the completed form.

You will need at least two training sessions (one orientation with the Helios interface, the second as a final) to be authorized as a beginner user of the Helios. Training slots are posted on the Helios sign up calendar.

Note: you will be expected to provide your own sample, properly and cleanly mounted, for the final training.

Any further inquiries may be directed to Richard Chin (