A python toolbox to generate focused ion beam patterning layouts#
fib-o-mat is a Python library to create beam patterns for focused ion beam instruments.
build-in modeling of patterning geometries
customizable rasterization styles
optimization of patterning geometries and rasterized patterns
Pattern geometries can be modeled directly in Python based on (pre-)defined geometric primitives or imported from vector graphics. These can be equipped with beam and rasterizing settings and exported to microscope compatible files.
fib-o-mat is by designed flexible and easily expandable. Hence, adding support for different microscopes, custom geometric primitives or optimization routines is a straightforward process.
For the usage of fib-o-mat, basic python knowledge and good understanding of the target microscope are mandatory. See Getting started for an introduction to this library and the User Guide for a complete documentation. The module reference is to be found here.
Please use the issue system on gitlab for bug reports and questions concerning the package.
If you use this library in your work, please cite
Deinhart, V., Kern, L.-M., Kirchhof, J. N., Juergensen, S., Sturm, J., Krauss, E., Feichtner, T., Kovalchuk, S., Schneider, M., Engel, D., Pfau, B., Hecht, B., Bolotin, K. I., Reich, S., & Höflich, K. (2021). The patterning toolbox FIB-o-mat: Exploiting the full potential of focused helium ions for nanofabrication. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 12(1), 304–318. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.12.25