Laboratory cleaning wipes
The Techspray cleaning wipes are high quality clean-room compatible cleaning wipes which are ideally suited for a microscopy lab. They are originally designed for electronic board and soldering cleaning application, but are just as practical in any microscopy lab. These lint-free wipes can be used to clean equipment, microscope, work surfaces, samples, to wick fluids or to clear up spills. They are also suitable to protect samples or used as a clean work surface for sample preparation. Current selection are IPA pre-saturated wipes, general purpose wipes, absorbent wipes and strong low-linting wipes.
EM-Tec TempStick temporary mounting wax
EM-Tec TempStick 135C is a clear temporary mounting wax adhesive which can be readily removed with acetone. It is widely used for temporary mounting of semiconductor wafers for dicing and grinding. It is also used for mounting parts or samples for grinding, cutting, lapping and polishing. EM-Tec TempStick 135C is a tough, polymer based wax adhesive which exhibits high strength, high hardness and full visibility of the mounted object when cold. Excellent cutting properties providing a strong hold and edge sharpness during various abrasive operations at room temperature. It is resistant to most solvents, including water. The most effective solvent for EM-Tec TempStick 135C is acetone
EM-Tec Sticky wax 70C mounting wax
EM-Tec Sticky Wax 70C is a yellow coloured, low temperature temporary mounting wax. Widely used for holding semiconductors, crystals, optical materials, ceramics, gemstones, glass and other samples for cutting, slicing, lapping and polishing operations. It has a moderate hardness and moderate strength with a melting point of 70°C. EM-Tec Sticky Wax 70C is more suitable for heat sensitive materials. It readily hardens at room temperature; at temperatures above 40-50°C the work piece can be re-positioned. Equivalent to Corning rubber 155 sticky wax. Chemically resistant.
Micro-Tec battery operated vacuum pick-up pen
Micro-Tec B126 ESD safe battery operated vacuum pen with built-in pump with straight / bent 16 gauge needles and 4 / 6 / 10 mm rubber vacuum cups and 2 sets of straight / bent fine needles (30 and 27 gauge) for TEM grid handling. The EM-Tec B126 vacuum pen with the built-in battery operated micro vacuum pump allows for precise handling of parts and TEM grids. It is light-weight and not restricted by a vacuum hose. It operates on a standard 1.5V type AAA battery.
Micro-Tec vacuum pick-up pen needles for TEM grid handling
The fine needles for picking TEM grids are available for use other vacuum pick op pens with a Luer-slip connection. The 30 and 27 gauge needles fit on the 400-500um wide rim which is used on most TEM grids.
Pre-tilt SEM/FIB sample stubs
EM-Tec low profile double tiltSEM pin stubs for SEM/FIB applications. They are made from vacuum grade aluminium and available for 3 different systems:
EM-Tec low profile double pre-tilt (52°/38°) SEM pin stub Ø12.7 mm for FEI / TFS Dualbeam
EM-Tec low profile double pre-tilt (55°/35°) SEM pin stub Ø12.7 mm for Tescan FIBxSEM
EM-Tec low profile double pre-tilt (54°/36°) SEM pin stub Ø12.7 mm for Zeiss Crossbeam, short Zeiss pin
EM-Tec HS40V Hitachi M6 variable height extender
The EM-Tec HS40V Hitachi variable height stub extender has been introduced to allow for more precise and more extended height setting when using Hitachi compatible stage adapters. It uses the same M6 thread and locking nut as the fixed height stub extenders. The M4 screw is threaded through the M6 stub extender, thus allowing to adjust the height between 20 and 40mm. Locking nuts for the M4 thread are included. Especially useful for applications which require a short working distance.
EM-Tec 3-360 universal laboratory bench vise
sturdy EM-Tec 3-360 universal laboratory vise is an ideal tool for specimen preparation and specimen examination tasks.
The clamping width is 75 mm with a maximum clamping opening of 50 mm. Included are protective rubber vise sleeves to minimize surface damage and to handle delicate samples. The vise can be easily clamped to laboratory tables or benches with up to 60 mm thickness. Integrated protective rubber pads avoid damaging of the table top or bench top. A full 360 degrees rotation allows for optimum positioning. The 45 and 90 degrees tilting facilities enable for accurate cross cutting or angled views.
EM-Tec CHT37 high temperature carbon filled adhesive
EM-Tec CHT37 is an unique carbon filled inorganic silicate adhesive, especially developed for high temperature applications up to 2000°C . The fine graphite flakes are fully mixed with water based silicate solution. It is a one component system without any VOC’s. EM-Tec CHT-37 is ideally suited use with heating stages used with systems such as SEM, FIB, SIMS, AUGER or XPS (ESCA). It is also most suitable for heating experiments and high vacuum applications where electrical and thermal conductivity are needed.
EM-Tec C30F water-based carbon paint
EM-Tec C30F is a water based conductive carbon paint with fine dispersed graphite flakes (~<1 - 2μm, max. 5um). The EM-Tec C30F carbon paint does not contain any hydro-carbon based solvents and is fully compatible with high vacuum (HV) systems and even UHV systems when dry. Due to its low viscosity, cracks and small gaps are easily filled. EM-Tec C30F shows good conductivity when dry and cured. Heating to 300°C can reduce resistivity to approx. 25 Ohm/sq. Ideal for mounting SEM specimens and making grounding paths. Samples can be easily removed afterwards due to its low mechanical strength. Good bonding properties on a wide variety of sample materials such as metals, rocks, concrete, ceramics, epoxies, wood and textilesEM-Tec C30F contains approx. 22% graphite in the solution. Available in 40 and 100 gram bottles.
EM-Tec AG45 silver paint, low VOC
EM-Tec AG45 is a conductive silver paint based on very fine silver flakes (~1um size) with a low VOC acrylic binder. Achieves excellent bonding properties on a wide variety of materials including, plastics, ceramics, glass, metals, wood, rubber, epoxies and textiles. The tough, low VOC acrylic binder reduces material loss whereas the silver flakes ensure excellent conductivity. Use when high conductivity is needed. Ideal for making grounding tracks and to bond SEM samples on sample stubs. Samples can be easily removed. This silver cement has the consistency of a paint. Dries relatively quickly, depending on thickness; reduce drying time with moderate heat up to 65°C. Can be used on flexible surfaces. Solvent is acetone/DMC, solution contains 39% silver, acrylic based binder. User friendly: does not contain toluene, xylene or MEK. EM-Tec AG45 exhibits excellent conductivity. Supplied in a 15cc glass bottle with a brush, 15 gram
EM-Tec MCS X-Y series SEM magnification calibration standards
The EM-Tec MCS X-Y series calibration standards share the same calibration range and MEMS manufacturing technology as the EM-Tec MCS series magnification calibration standards. These fully featured bi-directional calibration standards offer adjacent calibration pattern in both and X and Y direction. They are ideal for magnification calibration or critical dimension measurements in table top SEM, standard SEM, FESEM, FIB, Auger, SIMS and reflected light microscope systems.
The features on the EM-Tec MCS X-Y series are made using state of the art MEMS manufacturing techniques with high contrast chromium deposited lines for the larger features and gold over chromium for the smaller features below 2.5µm. The gold deposited features ensure optimum signal to noise ratio for calibration purposes.
EM-Tec Checkerboard Calibration Standard
The EM-Tec Checkerboard calibration standard has been developed for quick and easy magnification and image calibration of SEMs and compact SEMs. It consists of over 1.6 million Squares which form 4 stages of checkerboard patterns. The smallest checkerboard is 10 x 10 um. These smallest checkerboards then form a pattern of 100 x 100 um and these again form checkerboards of 1 x 1 mm. The 1 x 1 mm checkerboards then form a 5 x 5 mm pattern.
The smallest 1 x 1 um squares are made with 60nm thick chromium on an ultraflat conductive Boron doped <100> silicon substrate. These materials are deemed inert under normal working conditions. Imaging contrast is good for both SE and BSE imaging. The EM-Tec Checkerboard calibration sample is suitable for SEM magnification calibration in the range of 20x to 50,000x with a pitch accuracy of ± 0.1% in both X and Y direction. Also useful for checking of image distortions and the accuracy of (motorized) SEM stages.
KPFM & EFM test sample
The KPFM & EFM test sample has been specifically designed to test the performance of Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy and Electrostatic Force Microscopy. This practical test sample consists of arrays with alternating aluminium and gold lines deposited on a silicon oxide covered silicon substrate. There are 4 line array pitches: 4, 8, 20 and 40 um with gaps of 0.5-0.8um between the lines. The line height is approx. 35 nm.
Compact GSEM sputter coaters
The GSEM G-series SEM sputter coaters represent a new generation of very efficient and really easy to use compact coating systems without the need for Argon process gas. The systems use either a Gold or a Platinum target. The SEM sputter coater creates a plasma to coat non-conductive or low conductive sample with gold or platinum to make the surface conductive which enable bright imaging and EDS analysis in the SEM. The coaters are cost-effective with quick cycle times and easy to change 50mm disc type targets. The available GSEM coaters are:
Value compact rotary vacuum pumps for laboratory applications
The Value VRI series compact and lightweight dual stage rotary vacuum pumps have been designed for a wide range of laboratory, R&D and production vacuum applications. These vacuum pumps include an integrated solenoid valve to prevent oil suck-back when the pump is switched off. The built-in forced oil lubrication pump ensures stable and reliable operation whilst maintaining high pumping speeds. Available in 3 sizes: 2, 4 and 8 m3/hr pumping speed. They offer high quality, great specifications combined with affordable pricing.
EM-Tec oil mist filters
The EM-Tec oil mist filter are useful to eliminate or reduce oil mist emitted by single or dual stage rotary vacuum pumps. They can be used for pumps with a capacity ranging from 1 – 12 m3/hr. They are compatible with rotary vacuum pumps which are used for lab equipment such as SEMs, mass spectrometers, Sputter coaters, small vacuum ovens and drying systems. They are equipped with cartridges which can be replaced as needed. For ease of connection they comprise KF/NW 16 or KF/NW 25 standard vacuum flanges.
EM-Tec DN-KF straight through tubes
EM-Tec DN-KF vacuum hardware straight through tubes. Useful for connection oil mist filters on rotary vacuum pumps and making rigid vacuum lines. Made from vacuum grade AISI 304.
EM-Tec anti-vibration pads for rotary vacuum pumps
The EM-Tec anti-vibration pads for rotary vacuum pumps made from 2-layers of NBR rubber; 2mm thick solid NBR rubber attached to 12 mm thick closed cell foam rubber for optimum dampening result. These pads can be used for table-top and floor standing rotary vacuum pumps. To get optimum results, the rotary pump is to be placed on the 2mm thick solid rubber layer. They are available in two sizes:
300 x 150 x 14mm (LxWxH) for smaller vacuum pumps such as the Value VRI pumps
380 x 200 x 14mm (LxWxH) for larger rotary vacuum pumps
Micro-Tec foam tipped cleaning swabs
The Micro-Tec foam tipped cleaning swab consist of finest quality 100ppi (100 pores per inch) closed cell polyurethane foam which is thermally bonded to a polypropylene handle. The thermal bonding eliminates adhesive contamination, reduces contamination and increases solvent resistivity. They can be used with mild solvents for cleaning surfaces and removing particles, debris or residues from surfaces. They are available in five different shapes and forms for small or larger surface and to clean in difficult to reach areas.
EM-Tec compact Smart-Clip metallographic mount holders
The EM-Tec compact Smart-Clip metallographic mount holders have been specifically designed for compact and table-top SEM’s and for high tilt applications. They comprise a low weight, minimal diameter and allow for very high tilt angles – close to 90 degrees. The metallographic or metallurgical mount is held by 4 copper S-Clips which clamp the side of the mount. In case of non-conductive embeddings, a grounding path can be easily made with one of the copper S-Clips.
The lightweight and thin design only adds around 2 mm to the diameter of the mount, thus allowing for high tilt w/o interfering with detectors under pole-piece of the SEM.
EM-Tec Easy Tabs double sided conductive adhesive carbon tabs
The EM-Tec Easy-Tabs are made from the same material as the standard high purity carbon tabs, but handling is made easier by providing an easy to lift-off white liner tab. To use: lift the carbon Easy-Tab of the clear backing strip, press the exposed adhesive surface on the stub and then remove the white liner Easy-Tab just before mounting the sample. The EM-Tec Easy-Tabs are available in two sizes:
EM-Tec DN/KF adapters to BSPT thread
The EM-Tec KF/NW vacuum thread adapter to BSPT thread allows for connecting standard DN/KF vacuum hardware on installed vacuum line, pipes, fittings, vacuum gauges and systems with BSPT (British Standard Pipe Tapered) thread. Available with male and female thread.
EM-Tec DN/KF adapters to Metric ISO thread
The EM-Tec KF/NW vacuum thread adapter to M20 and M14 thread allows for connecting standard DN/KF vacuum hardware on vacuum gauges and systems with fine metric ISO M20 and M14 thread with a pitch of 1.5mm thread. Available with male and female thread.
Micro-Tec Vacuum chamber – degassing chamber
The Micro-Tec VC190 stainless steel vacuum chamber has been designed for degassing cold metallographic embeddings, epoxy resins, urethane compounds, silicone rubber and/or extracting hydrocarbons from sample. With its compact size it is ideal for metallography, microscopy, R&D labs and/or small production facilities. The pumping and venting lines are integrated in the clear transparent lid together with the vacuum gauge. Both the pumping and venting line include a ball valve for quick opening and closing. The venting line also includes a filter muffler for noise reduction and clean venting.
Cold embedding resins, epoxy resin or silicon rubber mixtures should be degassed to remove air bubbles from the material by pumping and venting. The transparent acrylic lid allows for easy observation of the degassing process.
Micro-Tec additional membrane boxes
The range of Micro-Tec membrane boxes have been expanded with three more types of Membranes boxes: the small Micro-Tec M12, the larger Micro-Tec M55 (130x130x50mm) and the very large Micro-Tec M90 (255x205x100mm) membrane boxes.
EM-Tec Zirconium disc sputter target
The extensive range of EM-Tec disc sputter targets has been expanded with a high purity Zirconium sputter target. It is available with the popular diameters of 57 and 54mm and a thickness of 0.2mm.
EM-Tec small storage box for Hitachi Ø 15mm stubs
Micro to Nano introduces the small EM-Tec SH4 storage box for 4 x Ø15mm Hitachi stubs. It consists of a LDPE insert in a styrene box with a clear top and black base. Ideal for storing Hitachi stubs for shipping, storage and archiving.
EM-Tec Save-Storr 2B in black ABS
The EM-Tec Save-Storr 2B is now available with a black ABS box. Ideal for storing light sensitive samples under inert gas. Its volume is 1.75 ltrs (same as the clear EM-Tec Save Storr 2).
EM-Tec J7S multi stub holder for 7 x Ø9.5 (10)mm JEOL stubs
EM-Tec J7S multi stub holder can hold up to 7 JEOL Ø9.5 (10) mm stubs. The cavities are 10mm deep. In the center of the cavity is a small hole to push up and/or to adjust the height of the stubs. Available with M4 threaded hole and standard pin. Made from vacuum grade aluminium and stainless-steel screws.
EM-Tec V22L low profile compact vise sample holder 0-22mm
EM-Tec V22L compact vise sample holder for sample sizes up from 0-22mm with a pin. One fixed jaw and a spindle driven moving jaw. Jaw height is 3mm, clamping width is 25mm. Cost-effective compact vise which can be used in both standard SEMs and table-top SEMs. Made from vacuum grade aluminium, brass spindle, and stainless-steel screws.
EM-Tec FS26 & FS51 four-sided clamping SEM holders
The EM-Tec FS series four sided bulk holders are designed to securely hold awkwardly shaped and bulk samples. These unique shaped square sample holders included four brackets with multiple screws in each bracket. This allows for mounting and securing the sample in the desired position. The height of the brackets is 8mm. They are made from vacuum grade aluminium The EM-Tec four-sided bulk SEM sample holders are available in 2 practical sizes: EM-Tec FS26 with a capacity of 26x26mm and EM-Tec FS51 with a capacity of 51x51mm.
The EM-Tec FS series four-sided clamping sample holders are available with pin stub, an M4 threaded hole and the Ø14mm JEOL stub to fit virtually all types of SEMs. They also fit on our unique selection of EM-Tec SEM stage adapters.
EM-Tec JV70L Low profile JEOL stage adapter
The EM-Tec JV70L JEOL stage adapter has a total height of only 8.5mm which allows the use of larger sample holders or samples on the JEOL SEMs. Compatible with the EM-Tec range of sample holders and can be used on all modern JEOL SEMs and FESEMs such as the iT300/500/800, F100 and the 7xxx series.
EM-Tec JV70R JEOL stage adapter with Ø32mm insert
The EM-JV70R JEOL stage adapter with the standard height of 14.5mm includes an Ø32mm insert which allows to rotate the sample holders after attaching it to the insert. Alternatively, the EM-Tec JV70R can be fitted with optional multi stub holders for pin stubs or JEOL Ø 12.2 and Ø 9.5mm stubs. It can be used on all JEOL SEMs and FESEMs such as the iT300/500/800, F100 and the 7xxx series.
EM-Tec JV41 stage adapter for JEOL Neoscope JCM7000 table-top SEM
The EM-Tec JV41 stage adapter enables the use of the large selection of EM-Tec SEM sample holders on the JEOL Neoscope JCM7000 table-top SEM. It is has a variable height adjustment between 15 and 49mm. This will make the JEOL Neoscope more versatile and allows the use of high/thick samples.
Micro-Tec DB5 reusable bulk desiccant with orange indicating silica gel
The Micro-Tec DB5 is an indicating type of desiccant which turns green when saturated. It is now also available in bulk packs of 500gram. Useful for larger vacuum desiccators.
EM-Tec TG6 TEM grid holders for up to 6 TEM grids
EM-Tec TG6 pin stub based TEM grid for up to six TEM grids. Numbered positions with machined pockets and side grooves for loading/unloading the TEM grids. The TEM grids are clamped down by the top plate and a central brass screw. Through hole size is Ø2.1mm with a 60° side angle on top and base to reduce electron and X-ray scattering interference from the holder. Available in aluminium and copper. Overall size is Ø25x3.2mm with a 15mm long standard 3.2mm pin. The longer pin creates a distance from the stage adapter to reduce electron and X-ray signals from the SEM stage. Additionally available with stub adapters for Hitachi M4 thread and JEOL Ø 12.2 and Ø 25mm stubs.
EM-Tec KF/NW Ball valves
The EM-Tec KF/NW stainless steel ball valves are available as in-line and 3-way ball valves. They are made from AISI 304L stainless steel and offer a quick and easy way to close / open / select vacuum lines. The 3-way ball valves are especially useful for connecting 2 systems on a single vacuum pump which is cost-effective and space saving. The EM-Tec KF/NW 3-way ball valves are of the L-type ball valve, which enables to either pump the right or the right side of the 3-way ball valve. The ball valves are designed for use in fine vacuum applications to a level of 1 x 10-4 mbar such as backing lines on rotary, scroll and diaphragm vacuum pumps. Use temperature range is -20 to 180 °C due to the PTFE seals.
EM-Tec KF/NW stainless steel vacuum bellows
The EM-Tec stainless vacuum bellows full metal flexible vacuum connection hoses for vacuum and high vacuum applications. The flexible metal bellows are made from 304L stainless steel, they don’t out-gas and exhibit very low leak rates. They also reduce pump vibrations towards vacuum systems. Ideal to connect pumps and systems to fixed vacuum lines; the flexible metal bellows allow for movement and misalignment on fixed vacuum piping. Compression and expansion rates are typically 5-10% of the flexible length. The stainless-steel bellows offer a superior alternative to thick wall PVC vacuum hoses.
Micro-Tec DS-150 low speed precision diamond saw
The Micro-Tec DS-150 low speed precision diamond saw is a valuable tool for cutting a wide variety of materials and composites. This precision saw is useful for cutting samples, embeddings and for making cross sections. The Micro-Tec DS-150 low speed precision diamond saw enables precise and deformation-free cutting of hard and brittle materials, fragile materials, soft materials and composite materials with reduced or low surface deformation. The wide selection of sample holders enables cutting virtually any sample shape. Together with multi-axis movements of the cutting arm holder precise thickness of the sample and cutting angle can be selected with great precision.
EM-Tec CV2 large centering vise SEM sample holders
The EM-Tec CV2 large centering vise is a completely re-designed version of the previous centering vise. The robust EM-Tec CV2 centering vise is ideal for large and heavy SEM samples. It offers lower weight, larger clamping capacity and more versatility for oddly shaped samples compared to the previous version.
Rapid-Core biopsy & sampling punch with plunger system
The Rapid-Core biopsy & sampling punch with plunger system is high quality coring tool, designed to cut, core, punch and retrieve smaller samples of thin and soft materials such as paper, plastics, films, gels, tissue, fabrics, cloth, tapes leaves, paint and coatings. It is the ideal tool to cut smaller samples from larger sheets or films of softer materials for subsequent microscopy investigations and SEM/EDS analysis. There are 15 different coring diameters available with cutting diameters ranging from 0.35 to 8.0 mm and a coring depth of 5mm. The cutting tip is retractable for protecting and safety, the plunger system mechanism ensures clean and secure removal and/or transfer of coring samples.
EM-Tec Pioloform only support films for TEM
The EM-Tec P- range Pioloform only TEM support films are suitable for TEM applications up to 120 kV. Pioloform is a polymer type film and is generally hydrophilic and allows for good dispersion and good deposition of particles on the surface of the film. Pioloform is sometimes preferred over Formvar due to its higher mechanical and thermal stability and lower density, which can help reduce electron scattering and results in better transparency. The Pioloform support films are very elastic, comprise a thickness of 5-7nm, are solid, transparent and largely resistant to voltage of 120kV. The Pioloform only TEM support films are available on 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400 mesh and larger slotted copper, nickel and gold TEM grids.
Micro-Tec diaphragm vacuum pumps
The Micro-Tec oil-less and dry diaphragm vacuum pumps provide a clean vacuum and don’t emit any oil vapours. These pumps are maintenance free and don’t require regular vacuum oil change or change of oil mist filters. They are ideally suited to evacuate vacuum containers, desiccators or small ovens in a laboratory environment. The range of oil-free Micro-Tec diaphragm pumps has been extended with 2 additional pumps:
EM-Tec EDX-Checker S-7 for SEM/EDX systems and BSE detectors
The EM-Tec EDX-Checker S-7 is a cost-efficient tool for quick and easy checking of the performance and calibration of EDX systems. Supplied as a polished pin stub with optional adapters for JEOL and Hitachi SEMs. The EM-Tec EDX-Checker S-7 has been introduced as the entry-level EDX-Checker for standard EDX performance and calibration check. The EDX-Checker S-8 (with additional AISI316L) and the EDX-Checker LE-10 (with additional AISI316L and BN) offer more elaborate performance checks.
EM-Tec smooth side wall Molybdenum lift-out grid with 5 posts
The selection of the EM-Tec molybdenum smooth side wall FIB lift-out grids has been expanded with a Mo grid with 5 posts in a narrow spread. The 5 post Mo lift-out grid offers greater productivity.
Blue transparent PVC surface protection tape
The single sided blue transparent PVC surface protection tape consists of a PVC film with an acrylic adhesive. The tape is self wound without a liner. The low adhesive strength of the acrylic based adhesive makes tape removal easy and leaves clean surfaces without residue. Ideal for taping notes on instruments and sealing of sample boxes. Available in widths from 10 to 100mm with a length of 100m. Clean 76mm diameter plastic core.
PTFE coated fiberglass fabric high temperature tape
This single sided tape consists of a brown fiberglass fabric backing impregnated with PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene) and coated with a high temperature, pressure sensitive silicone adhesive. This creates a high strength, corrosion resistant, high temperature, low friction tape with unique properties. Total thickness of this robust tape is 0.18mm. Although this tape has been designed for high temperature applications, its unique design with high strength, high electrical insulation and low friction properties, this tape has a wide range of applications: release tape on heat sealers, low friction lining of guiding rails, tape for heating strips on high vacuum systems, release lining for molds, barrier tape and packaging tape.
Available in widths from 10 to 50mm with a length of 10m. Clean 32mm diameter plastic core.
Micro-Tec CCG8 conductive carbon grease
Micro-Tec CCG8 conductive carbon vacuum grease which is a thinner grease and designed for general purpose ESD safe applications. Provides excellent lubrication, reduces mechanical wear and protects against corrosion. The consistency is a thin paste with high contents of silicon grease with carbon black for conductivity. Supplied in an 80 gram Tube.
K-Kit wet cell with additional channels and membranes
The K-Kit wet cell for liquid samples is now available with more choice on channel height and with a choice of membrane thickness. Available channel heights are 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2 and 5µm. The membranes thickness is either 30 or 100nm. 30nm for SEM and high-resolution applications. The more robust 100nm is for TEM applications.
EM-Tec SB23 and SB11 SEM pin stub storage boxesn
Zwei neue Aufbewahrungsboxen für Stiftprobenteller: EM-Tec SB23 für 23 x Standard Ø 12,7 mm Stiftprobenteller oder für größere Stiftprobenteller bis 63 mm Durchmesser. Die EM-Tec SB11 ist konzipiert für 11 Standard Stiftprobenteller. Beide Aufbewahrungsboxen sind hergestellt aus durchsichtiges Styrol mit einer weißen LDPE Einlage. Die Einlage kann aus der Box genommen werden um Proben einzustecken oder zu entfernen. Die EM-Tec SB23 steht auch zu Verfügung mit einem superstarken, durchsichtigen Polykarbonat Box. Diese robuste Box ist ideal für Transport, Versand, raue Umgebungen und im Feld.
EM-Tec SH11 and SH12 Hitachi stub storage boxes
The EM-Tec SH11 storage box for Hitachi stubs with M4 threaded holes has a capacity to store 11 of the Ø15mm stubs or 8 of the Ø25mm stubs. The SH11 storage box is made from clear polystyrene with an LDPE white insert. The insert can be lifted out of the box for easy access. The EM-Tec SH11 is also available with a super strong polycarbonate box which will withstand rough handling conditions. The EM-Tec SH12 is a compact storage box for 12 of the Hitachi Ø15mm stubs. EM-Tec-Hitachi-M4-stub-storage-boxes.php#a13094011B
EM-Tec SC12 JEOL/pin stub storage boxes
The EM-Tec SC12 storage box is made for either 12 of the JEOL Ø9.5mm cylinder stubs or 12 of the Ø12.2mm JEOL cylinder stubs or 12 of the standard Ø12.7mm pin stubs. The EM-Tec SC12 storage box is made from clear polystyrene with an LDPE white insert. The insert can be lifted out of the box for easy access.
EM-Tec EDX-Checker for SEM/EDX systems and BSE detectors
The EM-Tec EDX-Checker is a cost-efficient tool for quick and easy checking of the performance and calibration of EDX systems. Supplied as a polished pin stub with optional adapters for JEOL and Hitachi SEMs. It is available in two versions:
• EDX-Checker S8 with C, PTFE, Mn, Co, and Al/Cu as reference materials, AISI 316L for quantitative analysis check and Ni grids with 400 plus 1000 mesh for quick magnification calibration and mapping check. Ideally suited for tabletop SEMs with EDS.
• EDX-Checker LE-10 with BN, C, PTFE, Mn, Co, and Al/Cu as reference materials, AISI 316L for quantitative analysis check and a 400mesh Nickel grid for quick magnification calibration and mapping check. Optimised for low element performance check.
EM-Tec pin 12.7mm stubs no groove
The standard Ø12.7mm pin stub is now available with no groove. The no groove pin stub allows for marking or engraving at the side which is always visible and does not interfere with the sample.
EM-Tec DC82 dust cover
Dust cover with tray made from clear polystyrene and blue ABS. Effective protection against dust for SEM samples, parts, and sample holders. Internal diameter is 82mm with a usable height of 40mm. Overall size is Ø 105 x 75 mm. EM-Tec-preparation-pods-and-SEM-stub-stands.php?#a15007519B
EM-Tec PS23 dual slot vise 2 x 2.5mm
EM-Tec PS23 pin stub dual slot vise with two slots of 2.5 mm wide. Ideal for holding thin wafer pieces samples for cross section imaging. Samples are clamped by set screws. Holder size w/o pin is Ø25x7.2mm.
EM-Tec PS27 dual slot vise 2 x 7mm
EM-Tec PS27 pin stub dual slot vise with two slots of 7 mm wide. Ideal for holding thin wafer pieces samples for cross section imaging or other thin samples. Samples are clamped by set screws. Holder size w/o pin is Ø25x7.2mm.
Value-Tec brass tweezers
The Value-Tec brass tweezers are made tweezers from soft metal and fully non-magnetic brass. Brass exhibits corrosion resistance to salts, low concentrate acids, solvents, oils, and greases. Brass is a soft material, antibacterial and exhibits high conductivity. Ideal for non-marring applications and handling brass or copper parts. Sold as a set of 5 tweezers.
Value-Tec titanium tweezers
The cost-efficient Value-Tec titanium tweezers are precision made tweezers with smooth edges and a matte finish to reduce glare. They are made from tough, strong, and lightweight titanium Grade 1. Titanium exhibits good corrosion resistance to salts, low concentrate acids, solvents, oils, and greases. Titanium is fully non-magnetic, lightweight, strong bio-compatible and temperature resistant. Available in the popular styles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and SS.
Micro-Tec polycarbonate desiccators with vacuum gauge
The Micro-Tec lightweight, polycarbonate desiccators are ideally suited to store samples in a clean and moisture free environment. The shatterproof polycarbonate desiccators are much lighter and safer than glass desiccators.
They include an integrated vacuum gauge in the lid and venting/pumping valves both in the base and in the lid. The soft neoprene O-ring provides a vacuum seal which does not require grease. The Micro-Tec polycarbonate vacuum desiccators can hold a vacuum level of 150 mbar for over 3 weeks. The Micro-Tec polycarbonate desiccators are available in two sizes: 150mm and 250mm diameter.
These Polycarbonate desiccators are also ideal for degassing of epoxies or resins; the two valves allow for precise adjusting of the vacuum level. Both the pumping speed and the venting speed can be controlled separately.
Micro-Tec diaphragm vacuum pump
The Micro-Tec MP850S diaphragm pump is ideally suited to pump vacuum container or desiccators in a laboratory environment. The single stage Micro-Tec MP850S can pump a vacuum down to 150mbar with a pumping speed of 1.8 m3/hr. This oil-less diaphragm pump provides a clean vacuum and emits no oil vapours.
An additional feature is the compressor function with a pressure up to 2.1 Bar. It is designed for continuous use with a moderate noise level. The soft rubber feet provide further sound insulation. It features two pressure gauges, hose barbs and valves. Additional applications are degassing of epoxy resins or silicones, drying and filtration.
Micro-Tec PTFE beakers
The robust Micro-Tec PTFE beakers are made from solid, non-porous PTFE with a smooth finish and a flat base. They are virtually unbreakable and cryo compatible. They can withstand temperatures up to 250 C. The Micro-Tec PTFE beakers are available in sizes ranging from 30 to 1000 ml.
FlowView Aquarius liquid sample chamber for SEM
The FlowVIew Aquarius liquid sample chamber is a powerful tool to investigate liquid samples in the SEM. It is primarily developed for materials analysis and particle analysis applications. The three component sample chamber is easy to use with specially developed preparation tools and resembles an SEM specimen stub when prepared for use in the SEM. The FlowView Aquarius liquid chambers with M4 threaded sample stubs are directly compatible with Hitachi SEMs and with SEMS using pin stubs by using the supplied pins tub adapter. For first time users we advise to purchase the FlowView starter kit and purchase more liquid sample chambers when needed. The silicon nitride window is held in a silicon frame. These are both relatively inert materials and are compatible with water, solvents, oils, fuels, mild acids and mild alkalis. Application examples are:
EM-Tec Flextube PVC wire-reinforced vacuum hoses
The EM-Tec Flextube is a clear, wire reinforced thick wall PVC vacuum for making flexible and custom vacuum hoses. Made from corrosion resistant clear thick wall PVC with embedded zinc plated spring steel wire. This flexible yet strong hose allows for relatively sharp bends and will not collapse under vacuum. Outside and inside of the PVC vacuum hoses are smooth. Current choice includes 16mm and 25mm ID PVC vacuum hoses. Available with lengths up to 10 meters.
EM-Tec DN-KF vacuum parts: 90 degree Elbows, Equal T-Connectors and Manual Vent Valves
The additionally available DN-KF vacuum components are 90 degrees elbows, equal T-connectors and manual vent valves. They are available in the standard DN16KF and DN25KF sizes.
EM-Tec R12 top reference holder for 2 x Ø25mm / Ø1 inch metallographic mounts
The EM-Tec R12 top reference holder consist of two parts: top and base. The maximum sample height is 20mm. The mounts are secured with screws and can be pushed against the reference lips with screws in the base. Pushing from the base allows for small angle adjustment if the polished surfaces of mounts are not perfectly perpendicular to the sides. The top of the EM-Tec R12 can be used without the base on the EM-Tec stage adapters with an M4 screw.
EM-Tec Iris scissors
The EM-Tec Iris scissors are made from a select grade hardened AISI 410 stainless steel. These compact Iris scissors comprise small sharp straight points and are ideal for precision preparation tasks. They are available with lengths of 9, 10, 11 and 12 cm.
Micro-Tec diced Ø4”/100mm wafer with 7.5x7.5mm silicon chips
Silicon chips are now also available in the size of 7.5x7.5mm in the form of a Ø4” / 100mm diced wafer. The available sizes for the silicon chips are: 5x5mm, 7.5x7.5mm and 10x10mm.
Micro-Tec SH6 holder for single edge cutting blades
The Micro-Tec SH6 holder for single edge cutting blades has been designed to hold single edge cutting blades with a width of 39mm. It has a large wooden handle and allows to use the blades for cutting or scraping applications. The holder clamps the blade and allows for safer handling of the single edge cutting blades.
EM-Tec smooth side wall Molybdenum FIB lift-out grids with 2, 3 and 4 post
The unique EM- Tec smooth side wall Molybdenum FIB lift-out grids are now available with 2, 3 and 4 posts. The smooth side wall virtually eliminates FIB smoothing saving valuable FIB processing time. These Mo FIB lift-out grids include unique indicating markers for each.
EM-Tec Disc Sputter Targets Ø62mm for the Hitachi MC 1000 Sputter Coater
EM-Tec disc sputter targets are now available for the Hitachi MC 1000 sputter which uses Ø62mm disc targets. Available are the most popular precious metal targets: Gold, Gold/Palladium, Platinum, Platinum/Palladium and Palladium. Other targets materials can be supplied on request.
EM-Storr 110EL tall vacuum storage container for large sample Ø110x93mm
The latest addition to the growing EM-Storr product range is the EM-Storr 110EL. This large EM-Stor container has been designed to store either larger or bulky sample or multiple small samples. To facilitate storages of multiple SEM stubs or metallographic samples an insert with perforated round shelves is available as an option.
Made from solid vacuum grade aluminium with a 15mm thick clear hardened glass lid.
EM-Tec CGB-4A solid aluminium cryo grid box for 4 TEM grids
EM-Tec-TEM-grid-storage-boxes.php#a28001009B">The EM-Tec CGB-4A aluminium cryo grid box is a round aluminium grid box with 4 diamond shaped positions, an index notch and an aluminium lid. The lid is held in place with a stainless-steel Phillips pan head screw. The robust aluminum construction is fully cryo compatible and easy to clean with solvents or low power plasma. The EM-Tec CGB-4A is compatible with the TFS / FEI Vitrobot, Gatan CP3 / 3500 / 626 and Leica EM GP cryo systems.
EM-Tec CG-1 aluminium grid box for a single or calibration grid
The EM-Tec CG-1 aluminium grid box has been designed to store a calibration grid or a single TEM grid. All components are made from durable and anti-static aluminium. The robust aluminium body and lid can be easily cleaned and prevent contamination caused by hydrocarbons originating from plastics. The aluminium thumb screw allows for easy opening and secure closing of the lid. Can be easily stored in a clean vacuum chamber.
EM-Tec FA-4 FIB lift-out grid storage boxes
The EM-Tec FA-4 aluminium FIB lift-out grid box has been especially designed for storing and transporting valuable FIB lift-out grids. The diamond shaped cavity is only 1.8mm deep to accommodate the valuable FIB lift out grids or half grids. The aluminium thumb screw allows for easy opening and secure closing of the lid. Available with 4 different colours thumb screw to identify different samples. Dimensions are Ø14 x 11mm.
EM-Tec AISI 316L stainless steel pin stubs
12.7 and 25.4mm pin stubs are now available in 316L non-magnetic stainless steel. The stainless-steel pin stubs can be used where aluminium or copper is not desirable or when reduced heat conductivity is required. The AISI 316L stainless steel pins tubs can be easily cleaned and re-used many times over. Preferable for UHV applications and can be easily polished.
Nano-Tec 6mm AFM discs
6mm AFM discs have been added to the selection of the Nano-Tec stainless steel AFM discs
Micro-Tec sticky gel carrier boxes
The Micro-Tec sticky gel carrier boxes are designed to transport, protect, and store sensitive samples, parts and devices. The boxes contain a layer of silicone based crossed linked gel in the base of the box. They are intended for flat samples with a smooth surface such as silicon substrate chips, semiconductor devices, MEMS, optoelectronics, optics, etc. Samples with a smooth surface easily adhere to the sticky gel. Additionally, available with an antistatic black ABS base for ESD sensitive parts. Available in 4 sizes:
EM-Tec F90 SEM filter holder for 90mm filter discs
The EM-Tec F90 filter disc holder for the large 90mm diameter filters has been added.
Hysol 1C-LV reduced viscosity vacuum compatible Epoxy
Hysol 1C high vacuum epoxy glue and sealant is ideal for sealing leaks on vacuum systems, bonding vacuum components, repair of vacuum components and to seal electrical feedthroughs on high vacuum systems. A reduced viscosity is now available as a 50 ml 2-component cartridge.
Dispenser gun for 50ml Hysol 1C-LV cartridge with 2:1 mixing ratio
Dispenser gun, compatible with the 2-component 50ml Hysol 1C-LV epoxy cartridges.
Supports the 2:1 (1: 1/2 ) mixing cartridges.
EM-Tec high purity metal substrate discs
The EM-Tec high purity metal SEM substrate discs are intended as substrate discs for X-ray analysis with EDS / WDS or for particle analysis with the SEM. Especially useful when the standard aluminium or copper alloy stubs generate overlapping background peaks. With the right metal substrate, trace elements in particles can be enhanced through X-ray fluorescence. The EM-Tec high purity metals discs are available in 12 and 25mm diameter and are compatible with the popular Ø12.5mm and Ø25mm diameter SEM stubs. They can be attached to the SEM stubs with carbon tabs, carbon paint or silver paint.
Lead and Magnesium Sputter Targets
Lead and magnesium sputter targets have been to the extensive selection of the EM-Tec sputter targets. They are available in 57 and 54 mm diameter.
Value-Tec plastic tweezers
The Value-Tec plastic tweezers intended for handling scratch sensitive or brittle materials, magnetic materials. The cost-efficient Value-Tec plastic tweezers offer exceptional value for money. They are available in three types of material with different colours.
EM-Tec Economy TEM grid box for 50 grids
Well-designed compact economy TEM grid box with a capacity of 50 the standard 3.05mm TEM grids. Ideal for transport and storage. Body with the 50 storage cavities is made of blue anti-static ABS with a clear acrylic sliding lid. Positions are referenced with numbers and letters, clearly printed on the body. Wider spacing of the cavities prevent confusion when loading and make retrieval easier. Dimensions of the EM-Tec TGB-50 TEM grid box are: 75 x 36 x 7mm.
BEL-1 conductive SEM coating fluid
The BEL-1 conductive ionic SEM coating fluid offers a simple and cost-effective alternative for coating non-conductive sample with a conductive surface layer. Instead of using a sputter coater with a precious metal target, the sample needs to be immersed in a diluted conductive SEM coating solution for several minutes.
Features of the BEL-1 conductive ionic SEM coating fluid are:
Micro-Tec metallographic embedding clips
The Micro-Tec embedding clips are designed to hold thin samples for cold or hot embedding. The Micro-Tec clips hold the sample vertical and stable during embedding and curing of the resin. Ideal for embedding thin samples and cross sectioning. To be used with samples like printed circuit boards, Si chips, foils, sheets, thin batteries, paper, etc. Available as stainless steel coil clips, PET coil clips, plastic T-clips and plastic multi S-clips
The Micro-Tec blue silicone embedding cups are used for metallographic embedding with cold embedding resins. The multi-use Micro-Tec blue silicone does not adhere to embedding resins and does not require a releasing agent. This is ideal for porous samples to avoid contamination with mold release. The flexible silicone cups allow for easy removal of the hardened mounts. Available for Ø25, Ø30, Ø40 and 50 x 70mm rectangular embeddings.
Micro-Tec MET-C conductive hot embedding powder
Micro-Tec MET-C is a graphite filled conductive thermosetting phenolic compression mounting resin. The low electrical resistance of this hot embedding resin makes it ideally suited for embedding sample used for SEM/EDS/WDS applications. For SEM/EDS applications there is no need to coat embedded conductive samples with a conductive gold or carbon coating which improves the accuracy of quantitative X-ray analysis and saves time. Ideally suited for studies at the edge of the sample. Micro-Tec MET-C comes in ready mixed powder form, is black in colour and includes mineral particles to improve edge retention. The conductivity is provided by graphite powder. Micro-Tec MET-C is to be used in a hot embedding press.
EM-Tec C32 water based conductive graphene paint, no VOC
EM-Tec C32 is a novel, water based conductive graphene paint with fine dispersed graphene sheets (~1-5μm). The EM-Tec C32 graphene carbon paint is free off any hydro-carbon based solvents and is fully compatible with high vacuum (HV) systems and even UHV systems when dry. Due to its low viscosity, cracks and small gaps are easily filled. EM-Tec C32 shows high conductivity when dry. Ideal for mounting SEM specimens and making grounding paths. Samples can be easily removed afterwards due to its low mechanical strength. Excellent bonding properties on a wide variety of sample materials such as metals, rocks, concrete, ceramics, epoxies, plastics, wood and textiles. Supplied in a 30cc glass bottle with 25g contents and a cap with brush.
Hysol 1C Vacuum compatible Epoxy
Hysol 1C high vacuum epoxy glue and sealant is ideal for sealing leaks on vacuum systems, bonding vacuum components, repair of vacuum components and to seal electrical feedthroughs on high vacuum systems. Hysol 1C epoxy sealant is fully equivalent to Torr Seal sealant. It is a two- component epoxy resin system with no solvents. Due to the low outgassing rates of the cured epoxy it can be used in high vacuum systems at 10-9 mbar or below. Hysol 1C epoxy resin provides excellent bonding on metals, ceramics, glass and most plastics. Cured Hysol 1C can be machined, sanded and polished.
The EM-Tec TG4C pin stub based TEM grid holder for up to four TEM grids, machined from solid copper. Ideal when analyzing samples on copper TEM grids.
The EM-Tec TG4 pin stub based TEM grid holder including stub adapters for Hitachi (M4) and JEOL SEMs (Ø12.2mm and Ø25mm stubs).
EM-Tec metal wires for vacuum evaporation
The EM-Tec high purity wires are especially selected for vacuum coating of EM samples. The wires can be easily cut to size and used in evaporation coils, boats or filaments. The small amount of material and the relatively large contact area with the evaporation sources enables evaporation with low power evaporation power supplies.
For shadowing applications used with TEM samples, the thin metal wire could be wound around the end of the carbon rods to simultaneously evaporate metal and carbon. Due to the high melting temperature, the tungsten wires can also be used to make evaporation filaments to evaporate small amounts of other metals.
Value-Tec Reversed Tweezers with Ceramic Tips
3 Styles es of Value-Tec ceramic tips reversed tweezers have been added: 1X, 1BX and 7X. The material used for the ZTA ceramic tips is a zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA). This is the material of choice for high temperature applications. The ceramic ZTA tips combine high wear resistance, high hardness and high temperature stability (1400°C) with good chemical stability. The hard surface makes the tips highly wear resistant.
EM-Tec R5 top reference holder for two Ø50mm / 2” mounts
The EM-Tec R5 top reference holder consist of two parts: top and base. The maximum sample height is 26mm. The mounts are secured with screws and can be pushed up with screws in the base. If reduced height metallographic mounts or thin samples are used, Ø32mm spacer discs can be used to ensure that the mounts are pushed against the reference lips. Pushing from the base allows for small angle adjustment if the polished surfaces of mounts are not perfectly perpendicular to the sides. The EM-Tec R5 top reference holder includes two positions for calibration standards mounted on
a standard 12.7mm pin stub. The EM-Tec R5 holder can also be used without the base on the EM-Tec stage adapters with an M4 screw.
EM-Tec R7 top reference holder for 49x89mm metallographic mounts
The EM-Tec R7 top reference holder consist of two parts: top and base. The maximum sample height is 26mm. The mounts are secured with screws and can be pushed up with screws in the base. Pushing from the base allows for small angle adjustment if the polished surfaces of mounts are not perfectly perpendicular to the sides.
Replacement screws and parts for the EM-Tec sample holders
Replacement assortment sets for the small screws used in the EM-Tec SEM sample holders and EM-Tec stage adapters. Brass screws are made available for replacement of the stainless-steel screws to avoid any magnetic interference close to the SEM polepiece. The EM-Tec assortment sets are available in M1.6, M2, M2.5, M3 and M4. The sets of replacement screws are packed in compact sorting boxes. Also listed on this page are replacement springs, clips and O-rings used in several EM-Tec holders. The replacement screws and parts for the EM-Tec sample holders, EM-Tec stage adapters and EM-Storr Vacuum container include:
EM-Tec multiple metallographic mount holders
The EM-Tec multiple metallographic mount holders are designed to hold multiple metallographic, petrographic and ceramographic mounts in a single holder. They are equally useful holding multiple round SEM sample stubs with a size similar to the mounts or for holding larger cylindrical specimen stubs. The EM-Tec multiple metallographic mount holders are available for standard metallurgical mounts with metric sizes of 25, 30, 40 and 50mm diameter and SAE sizes of 1”, 1’1/4”, 1-1/2” and 2” diameter.
EM-Tec Versa-Plate UV1 universal clamping kit
The EM-Tec Versa-Plate UV1 Universal clamping kit has been designed to hold samples which are difficult to hold with the standard brackets. The EM-Tec UV1 Universal clamping kit is ideal for thin plates, thick samples up to 66mm and heavy samples. Materials used for the UV1 clamping kit are aluminium, stainless steel and brass. The EM-Tec UV1 Universal clamping kit contains:
EM-Tec VS8 is a mini single action spring-loaded vise for samples with a maximum clamping size of 8mm. The vise is opened by pulling the moving vise jaw. Ideal for quickly loading thin cross-sections. The vase base dimensions are Ø25 x 12.5mm height. Made from vacuum grade aluminium with stainless steel rods and springs.
EM-Tec HV5 mini sample vise clamp for sample thickness from 0-5mm. The sample is held vertically between the vise jaws. The vise jaws are tightened by a brass thumb screw. Holder size is Ø12.2x17mm. Ideal to clamp thin sample.
EM-Tec sputter targets on target holder for Emscope SC500 / SC500A
58mm diameter sputter targets bonded on the target holder for the Emscope / Bio-Rad / Thermo VG sputter coaters SC500 and SC500A. Available sputter materials are: gold, silver, palladium, platinum and gold/palladium alloy.
EM-Tec hose adapters with KF25 and KF16 flanges, made from vacuum grade AISI 304 stainless steel to be used with steel wire reinforced plastic vacuum hoses
Double edge Feather razor blades
Two types of the thin and extremely sharp Feather razor blades are available:
Technical grade T-S carbon rods with 6.15mm diameter
For less demanding and standard SEM-EDS applications, the F-S grade is also available in a technical grade T-S with a lower purity and lower cost. The technical grade T-S graphite rods can contain impurities up to 50ppm. Typical impurities with their maximum levels can be: Si 2-5ppm, Ca 20ppm, Ti 8-10ppm, V 4ppm, Cr 10ppm and Fe 20ppm- not to exceed 50ppm total. The mechanical properties of the T-S grade are identical to the F-S grade.
Micro-Tec scalpel blades and handles
The sturdy Micro-Tec scalpel blade handles are made from corrosion resistant and easy to clean AISI 410 stainless steel; available in sizes No.3 and No.4. Ergonomically shaped with a serrated area for improved grip.
The premier quality Micro-Tec surgical scalpel blades are made from a high-quality carbon steel. Available sizes are the popular smaller blades #10, #11, #12 and #15 and the larger blades #21 and #23. The scalpel blades are sterilised with gamma-radiation and individually packed, supplied in packs of 10 or boxes of 100. Ideal for microscopy preparation, education and cutting applications.
Replacement diamond tips for Value-Tec diamond scribers
Replacement diamond tips with 60° and 90° tip angle.
EM-Tec S3 acrylic Eyelash manipulator set
The EM-Tec S3 acrylic Eyelash manipulator set contains 3 Eyelash manipulators with a length of 6, 10 and 13mm with a colour-coded handle. The length of the handle is 165mm. Resistant to acetone, dichloroethane and trichloroethane-chloroform.
M-Tec C30 is a premium, water based conductive carbon paint with fine dispersed graphite flakes (~3μm). The EM-Tec C30 carbon paint does not contain any hydro-carbon based solvents and is fully compatible with high vacuum (HV) systems and even UHV systems when dry. Due to its low viscosity, cracks and small gaps are easily filled. EM-Tec C30 shows good conductivity when dry. Ideal for mounting SEM specimens and making grounding paths. Samples can be easily removed afterwards due to its low mechanical strength. Good bonding properties on a wide variety of sample materials such as metals, rocks, concrete, ceramics, epoxies, wood and textiles. Other applications are lubrication on moving surfaces and shielding. EM-Tec C30 contains approx. 20% graphite in the solution. Supplied in a 100cc PET bottle with 100g contents
Now also available in black polyethylene; the Micro-Tec M5B microscope slide mailer for 5 slides. Micro-Tec-microscope-slide-storage-boxes.php#a51003007B
Micro-Tec M1 single microscope slide mailer
Micro-Tec M1 single microscope mailer for 75x25mm microscope slides. Made from natural PE.
Large format Micro-Tec MA86 optical lens paper booklets with sheet size 150x200mm are now available. Sold in packs with 300 sheets and 600 sheets.
Two new larger EM-Tec Save-Storr containers have been added:
The EM-Tec Ø3mm embeddings tube for TEM sample preparation are useful when making cross sections of materials for examining in the TEM. The 3mm outer diameter is compatible with the TEM sample holder; the 2mm inside diameter leaves enough space to embed the sample(s). Available in titanium, brass, copper and AISI 304 stainless steel.
K-Kit wet cell liquid TEM sample holder chamber
The K-kit is an easy to use innovative sample holder for liquid specimens. It is a single-use sample holder with a sealable micro-channel between two silicon nitride membranes. The K-kit is made from silicon with Si3N4 membranes, using the latest MEMS technologies. Included with the K-kit is a copper aperture grid to mount the sealed wet cell. The k-kit is compatible with most standard TEM holders.
The microchannel, with two rectangular silicon nitride windows, enables imaging and analysis of nano-particles suspended in aqueous solutions. The size of the silicon nitride window is 300µm x 25µm with channel heights of 0.2 and 2µm. The inside of the microchannel is coated with Si3N4. Applications are wide ranging from, material, life, chemical and biological sciences. Nanoparticles can be imaged in their native state or in-situ dynamic physical and/or chemical reactions can be observed. The K-kit can also be used in dry mode. The suspended particles are dried in the K-kit microchannel to avoid agglomeration which tends to occur when droplets of suspensions are dried on a support film. Compatible with FESEM – STEM detectors. The K-kits with the 30nm Si3N4 membranes are compatible with FESEM s equipped with a STEM detector when 25 – 30kV is used for imaging. The best results are achieved in dry mode.
The EBSD-3D sample holder for FEI / Thermo DualBeam FESEM/FIB systems permits FIB milling of the sample and subsequent acquisition of EBSD data. Repeatedly rotating the sample 180 between the milling and the EBSD mapping positions enables collecting 3D EBSD mapping data. This holder is to be used with the FEI EBS3 software and FEI / Thermo DualBeam systems.
The EBSD-3D holder can be used to analyse either the surface or a cross-section of a sample. The angles on the EBSD-3D sample holder are 54° (short facet) and 36° (long facet). The sample holder is mounted in the centre of the sample stage with M6 fine thread. The sample stage should be set at 16° tilt.
The Micro-Tec ESD safe sticky cleaning swabs are especially designed to remove particles from surfaces. The anti-static treatment of the plastic handles dissipates electrostatic charges, making them suitable for cleaning electrostatic sensitive components. The tip of the Micro-Tec ESD safe sticky cleaning swabs is coated with a soft absorbent gel which picks up particles. With the sticky cleaning swab you can remove contaminating particles, not displacing them and not causing cross contamination. Applications are removing particles, lint, debris from hard or difficult to reach areas, cleaning optical devices, removing particles from surfaces, cleaning components and removing contamination particles. The Micro-Tec ESD safe sticky cleaning swabs are available in three sizes (Ø1mm,
Ø2mm and Ø3mm heads) and are sold ready-to-use in boxes of 10 and 25.
Stronger Polyimide tapes with 0.08mm and 0.12mm thickness
The Polyimide (Kapton) tapes are now available with 0.08 and 0.12mm thickness. Available in widths of 5 to 50mm with a tape length of 33m. Clean 76mm diameter plastic core.
Low static single sided Polyimide (Kapton) tape
The low static single sided Polyimide (Kapton) has been designed for use in ESD sensitive applications. Unwinding conventional polyimide tapes can generate static electricity. The selfwound low static polyimide (Kapton) tape comprises similar specifications as the single sided polyimide tape combined with extremely low electrostatic discharge properties. The tape has been threated to greatly reduce electrostatic discharge. Available in widths of 5 to 50mm with a tape length of 33m. Clean 76mm diameter plastic core.
Micro-Tec Tablet Press and Tablet Punch Die Kit
Determining the chemical composition of a fine powder with SEM/EDS can be sometimes difficult. Pressing the fine powder into a tablet (if needed with a bonding compound) simplifies handling. By providing a flat surface, the overall analytical results can be improved There are two tablet presses available:
1 - Micro-Tec MTB manual tablet press for Ø3, 6 and 8mm tablets. Manual press with integrated tablet mold, punch and die. Overall size is 185 x 120 x 210mm with a handle length of 195mm.
2 - Micro-Tec TPD tablet punch die kit for Ø6, 9 and 12mm tablets. A hammer or separate press is needed to form the tablets. Consists of 4 pieces.
EM-Tec high purity sputter targets on an aluminium disc substrate, compatible with Emitech /EMS K500/550/650 sputter coaters. Available target materials are Au, Au/Pd, Pd, Pt and Ag.
The EM-Tec RXS-36MC materials reference standard includes 36 reference metals/ compound standards and a 200µm aperture copper Faraday cup. All mounted in a Ø25.4 x 9 mm AISI 303 stainless steel disc. Intended as reference standard for quantitative EDS and WDS micro-analysis applications.
EM-Tec RXS -40M+CL mineral + cathode luminescence reference standard
The EM-Tec RXS-40MC+CL minerals reference standard includes 40 reference minerals and a 200µm aperture copper Faraday cup. EDS spectra, cathode luminescence spectra and quantitative EDS analysis results are provided for each mineral. All minerals are mounted in a Ø25.4 pin stub, made from AISI 303 stainless steel. All minerals are embedded in conductive silver filled epoxy. The stoichiometric compositions of these natural minerals are nominal. Intended as reference standard for CL set-up and test, quantitative EDS and WDS micro-analysis applications. 200µm copper Faraday cup and 40 minerals.
The EM-Tec single sided conductive copper SEM tapes are now also available in 25 and 50mm width.
Micro-Tec single edge cutting blades
The high quality Micro-Tec single edge cutting blades are made from a select surgical grade carbon tool steel. The hardened C1095 carbon steel cutting blades are precisely ground for superior sharpness and excellent cutting quality. The single edge cutting blades include a back for safe handling. The cutting blades are individually wrapped for protection, except the ones in the clear dispenser box.
Micro-Tec borosilicate glass petri dishes for sample preparation and microscopy applications. Made from chemically resistant, low expansion, heat resistant and highly transparent borosilicate glass. Ideal for sample preparation, mixing of small volumes, melting of wax, sorting and sifting. Micro-Tec borosilicate glass is also known under the brand names Pyrex and Duran. The Micro-Tec borosilicate petri dishes are available in three sizes: 60, 75 and 90mm diameter complete with lid.
Cobalt, Indium, Tin and Zinc Sputter targets
The selection of the ø54 and ø57mm diameter sputter targets has been expanded with Cobalt, Indium, Tin and Zinc sputter targets.
82mm Annular Targets now also with 0.2mm thickness
The ø82 x ø60mm precious metal annular targets are now available with 0.2mm target thickness for increased target life and reduced overall costs.
High purity graphite plates
Graphite plates are useful for larger specimen support or if the sample needs to be shielded
against X-ray or backscattered electron signals originating from the SEM stage. The surface
finish for the graphite plate is less fine as for the graphite planchets; the plates are cut from thicker plates to reduce thickness and weight. Made from high purity graphite material, they are available in sizes 50 x 50 x 1mm, 70 x 80 x 1.2mm, 100 x 50 x 2mm and 100 x 100 x2mm. For increased mechanical stability, the graphite plates can be mounted metal substrates. The graphite plates are sold in pkg/5.
The professional PIKAL metal polish paste is now supplemented by PIKAL CARE metal polish and PIKAL Liquid metal polish.
Krytox GPL 206 is a long-lasting, nonreactive, nonflammable grease, safe in chemical and oxygen service. It only contains carbon, oxygen and fluorine, but no hydrogen or silicone. This PFPE/PTFE grease doesn’t degrade in contact with air. It is an ideal grease for vacuum load locks, vacuum door seals, O-rings, moving aperture holders and valves found on electron microscopes and laboratory vacuum equipment. Available in 60 gram tubes.
Replacement clear lids for the EM-Tec CGB4 cryo grid box.
EM-Tec ESD safe epoxy coated precision electronic Tweezers
The EM-Tec ESD safe epoxy coated anti-magnetic electronic tweezers are Swiss made, precision engineered high quality tweezers which offer enhanced operator comfort. They are made from a special, low carbon, high strength stainless steel with the grips coated with an ESD safe black polyester epoxy. The resistivity of the epoxy coating is 10E-5 to 10E-6 Ohm. The black epoxy coating results in an impact resistant surface with good elasticity and improves operator comfort. Good resistance to many diluted acids and alkalis.
The Micro-Tec ESD-safe, black wafer carrier trays are specifically designed to ship, transport or store semiconductor wafers. Primarily designed to hold thin silicon wafers, but are equally suitable for glass, quartz, sapphire, GaAs and other thin round wafers in sizes from Ø1” to 6” or Ø25 to 150mm.
Micro-Tec Ø4”/ 100mm <P100> silicon wafer
The range of the EM-Tec SEM wafer holders with the unique locking slide has been expanded with wafer holders for 2” (51mm) and 3” (76mm) wafers.
Micro-Tec optical lens tissue
Premium quality Micro-Tec optical lens paper tissue for optical instruments cleaning and EM laboratory applications. Carefully made from new stock to achieve a soft and safe tissue free of mineral and vegetable filler. Lint-free, acid-free, soft but strong tissue which can be used either dry or wet. Useful for many applications to protect and clean sensitive surfaces. The Micro-Tec optical lens tissue can be used to replace the Ross lens tissue, which is no longer available. Available in sheets with a size of 100x 150mm (4”x 5”), supplied in booklets with 50 sheets. Sold in packs of 6 booklets with a total of 300 sheets and packs of 30 booklets with a total of 1500 sheets.
Ø54mm high purity Tungsten, Tantalum, Niobium & Molybdenum Sputter Targets
The selection of Ø54mm high purity sputter targets has been expanded with Tungsten, Tantalum, Niobium and Molybdenum sputter targets. Compatible with Leica, Bal-Tec, Emitech and Safematic sputter coaters.