Sample Preparation Equipment
Gatan Model 656 Dimple Grinder
The dimple grinder is for mechanical prethinning of TEM samples prior to ion polishing.
Gatan Model 691 Precision Ion Polishing System
The Gatan Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS) is used for final thinning to electron transparency of TEM samples. The argon ion polishing is performed by two variable-angle penning ion guns.
Quorum Q150R ES Gold Sputter/Carbon Coater
The Quorum Q150R ES is a compact rotary pumped coating system for sputter coating gold and carbon coating for SEM applications.
Henniker Plasma HP-100 Plasma Cleaner
The Henniker Plasma HP-100 is a benchtop plasma cleaner, suitable for removal of surface hydrocarbon contamination from a wide range of materials. It is equipped with oxygen and argon gases; the flow rates and power (0 – 100 W) can be continuously controlled through the touch screen.