- Freeze dryer
- Critical point dryer (CPD)
The Precision Ion Polishing System is used to produce high-quality TEM-samples.
Two independent argon ion sources allow high sputtering rates. The accelaration voltage is tunable between 100eV and 8keV. A focussing electrode allows high rates even for low voltages (< 3keV) and small incident angles (< 3°).
A whisperlok allows quick and easy sample tranfer. A digital microscope can be used to monitor the thinning process by video.
|Incident angle:||2x +/-10° sources controlled independtly|
|Acceleration voltage:||0.1 - 8 keV|
|Ion density||: max. 10 mA/cm²|
|X,Y-Transfer||+/- 0,5 mm|
|Load-Lock:||Gatan Whisperlok, transfertime (not cooled) < 1min|
|Sample temperature:||between -120°C and +50°C|
|Vacuum system:||oil-free, diaphragm pump (DP) und turbomolecular pumpe (MDP)|
It is possoble to sputter the sample on both sides, or in two areas on the same side, simultanously.