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TEM Sample Preparation Lab

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The TEM sample prep room is in Moore 184 and features the following equipment:

  • Gatan Precision Ion Polishing System II Model 695
    • Variable ion energy from 0.1 – 8.0 kV
    • LN2 specimen cooling
    • Digital zoom microscope
  • Gatan Dimpler Model 656
    • Provides a mechanical grinding technique for quickly producing a thin central region (< 10µm) in a disc while leaving a thick supporting rim for handling the sample
  • South Bay Technology Model 360 rotary disk cutter
  • South Bay Technology Model 650 slow speed saw
  • Nikon LV100D optical microscope with image capture
  • Buehler polisher/grinders, heaters, small optical microscopes

Getting Started and Training Information

In order to become a qualified user of the TEM Sample Preparation Lab, you need to follow each of these steps in the order as listed here:

  1. Complete the process to become a lab member of SNSF and follow the instructions to activate a Badger account.
  2. Contact to discuss your TEM sample preparation needs.