Two main upcoming upgrades are planned:

  • the detector will be upgraded with a solid state detector (a new generation of CMOS based camera from TVIPS): the TemCam-F216 camera is a 4 megapixel camera with active pixel sensors in (2k x 2k) resolution that will be installed by the end of the year
  • the electron interactions in the AC Mirror column cause extra space charge problem: to reduce this effect, we insert a beam limiting aperture in the intermediate column to cut off the secondary electrons contributing to the space charge effect