Highlight 2: Visual Link System

We have developed a Visual Link System (VisualStage) in which nearly identical stage positions (to within a few microns) can be rapidly achieved for sequential analyses by optical microscope (OM), field-emission secondary electron microscope (FE-SEM) quipped with a energy-dispersive (EDS), wavelength-dispersive (WDS), and Cathodoluminescence (CL) spectrometers, an electron-probe multi-crystal WDS microanalyzer (EPMA), a multi-beam Focused Ion Beam (FIB) micro-milling system, a field-emission transmission electron microscope (FE-TEM) equipped with an EDS and electron energy loss (EELS) spectrometers, a secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS), and a laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (LA-ICPMS).