Talos F200C is a 200 kV FEG Transmission Electron
Microscope with a STEM functionality. It is a powerful, versatile system for
carrying out 3D characterization of biological and biomaterials samples in cell
biology, structural biology, and nanotechnology research with a special
emphasis on Cryo-TEM. With its innovative design to increase throughput,
stability and ease of use, Talos F200C enables users to quickly obtain better
insight and understanding of macromolecular structures, cellular components,
cells and tissues in three dimensions.
The system’s Constant-Power™ C-TWIN lens delivers
outstanding optical performance to help ensure an optimal balance of contrast
and resolution. FEI Talos’ ultra-stable platform includes a stable optics and a
rugged system enclosure for maximum thermal and mechanical stability.
Talos F200C is a fully digital microscope, which
incorporates a new digital search-and-view camera (SmartCam). This high-speed
digital camera replaces the conventional fluorescent viewing screen and gives
users optional freedom to operate the microscope from a distance. Talos is
designed with local remote operation capability. This allows operation from an
adjacent room to the microscope for maximum comfort. In combination with the
functional enclosure it makes the instrument’s operation more ergonomic and
efficient, while shielding it from the changeable room conditions.
Talos comes with additional value - the enhanced
environmental immunity – which is based on the instrument enclosure that
moderates the impact from the air pressure waves, air flows, and fine
temperature variations in the TEM room. The enclosure is designed ergonomically
and is equipped with multiple doors to provide full access to the instrument
modules and the column from any side. Next to the sample loading area there is
an On System Display that enables the user to interact with the system during
the sample loading/unloading process.
In the unique Talos concept, all
microscope components, like the electron gun, the optical elements, the vacuum
system and the stage, are digitally controlled. The task-oriented user interface
allows users to automatically recall all optimized operating conditions
including lens settings, gun parameters, optical alignments, and aperture
alignments for all the different techniques such as TEM, STEM, and low-dose.
Likewise, all detectors, such as the Ceta 16M CMOS camera, and STEM detectors,
are computer controlled. The acquisition of data with these detectors is
embedded in the Talos user interface and can be automated for certain
acquisition processes, such as TEM / STEM tomography data acquisition and EPU,
single particle data acquisition. Because of this sophisticated computer
system, Talos is especially suited for multi-user and