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.
EM-Tec styrofoam cryo jug with lid for LN2
The EM-Tec CD15 is a practical and light-weight Styrofoam jug with a 1.5 litres capacity. Designed for handling, short time storage and transporting of small quantities of liquid nitrogen. The EM-Tec CD15 convenient jug style container comprises:
EM-Tec CD series styrofoam cryo containers for LN2
The EM-Tec CD series of light-weight Styrofoam cryo containers have been designed for handling, transport, short time storage and use of small amounts of liquid nitrogen (LN2). The flat base offers good stability and the wide open top allows for easy access. They are useful for many applications involving liquid nitrogen such as cooling, application, plunging and transporting small amounts of LN2. With the available sizes from 0.07 to 4 litres, the correct size can be chosen for the application at hand. Holding time is approximately 6 hours.
EM-Tec CGB-7 cryo grid box with pin type lid
The EM-Tec CGB-7 cryo grid box is used with cryo vitrification systems. It is a round grid box with 4 diamond shaped positions and a pin type lid. The EM-Tec CGB-7 cryo grid box is compatible with the FEI Vitrobot, Gatan CP3, Gatan 3500, Gatan 626 and Leica EM GP cryo systems. Dimensions of the EM-Tec CGB-7 are Ø14 x 5.2mm, M3 thread.
EM-Tec CGT1 gripper tool for cryo grid box with pin type lid
The EM-Tec CGT1 gripper tool design includes spring-loaded vice grips to keep a secure hold on the pin type lid. The hexagonal shape of the barrel provides a firm grip for unscrewing the lid of the cryo grid box. A useful and practical tool for handling the cryo grid boxes under LN2. Made from cryo compatible aluminium.
High quality, disposable nitrile laboratory gloves which offer a comfortable fit and high sensitivity feel. They are ideal for avoiding contamination when working with SEM / FIB and or TEM. They also offer protecting against chemicals during sample preparation, cleaning and filling rotary pumps with oil. These ambidextrous blue nitrile disposable examination gloves are latex- and powder-free, which makes them suitable for users with latex-allergies. Available in sizes S, M, L and XL and packed in a box/100.
EM-Tec knitted nylon gloves
The EM-Tec knitted nylon gloves are intended for clean handling of sensitive parts, optics, and assemblies without leaving fingerprints. Useful for handling parts for SEM, TEM, FIB or high vacuum systems. The knitted nylon fabric is more comfortable than nitrile or latex gloves. Can be used multiple times, low particle shedding. Stretchable fabric, supplied as a one size fits all with an elastic cuff, ambidextrous. Colour is white and sold as one pair.
The EM-Tec polyurethane gloves are suitable for longer wearing periods and protect better against contamination. These are finely knitted nylon gloves which are coated with a thin layer of ESD safe polyurethane on the inside (palm and fingers). They also offer puncture and abrasion resistance with a breathable back for comfort. The polyurethane coated nylon gloves are a superior alternative for pseudo-leather gloves. The anti-static polyurethane coating makes these gloves ESD safe. Available in sizes M and L. Colour is white and sold as one pair.
EM-Tec ESD safe epoxy coated precision electronic Tweezers
The Value-Tec style 669.MS tweezers with the flat, round tips are designed for securely holding small round objects. 155mm long.
EM-Tec carbon tabs with 6mm and 9mm diameter
The EM-Tec high purity carbon tabs are now available with 6mm and 9mm diameter.
EM-Tec CT6 are the Ø6mm carbon tabs are intended for smaller samples or when smaller tabs are required
EM-Tec CT9 are Ø9mm carbon tabs compatible with Ø9.5mm JEOL stubs
These heavy duty, round hollow punches are useful for coring of samples, or punching substrates and filters from thin and soft materials such as paper, rubber, plastics, leaves and soft metals. A practical and proven design offered in diameters useful for EM:
EM-Tec CGB-6 premium cryo grid box with click-stop lid and unique numbering
The EM-Tec CGB-6 premium cryo grid box incorporates a number of improvements like a click-stop rotating lid, a vertical ridge on the lid for easy rotation, marked cavities and a unique number for each individual cryo grid box. The base is a round grid box with 4 diamond shaped positions, marking of each position and an index notch. The lid can be rotated with standard laboratory tweezers and the click-stop mechanism keeps the lid on the base and in place when a cavity is selected. The unique numbering makes it easy to archive the samples, to retrieve from storage and to avoid archiving mistakes or mix-up of samples. The EM-Tec CGB-6 cryo grid box is compatible with the FEI Vitrobot, Gatan CP3, Gatan 3500, Gatan 626 and Leica EM GP cryo systems.
Super smooth conductive carbon tape
The super smooth high purity double sided conductive adhesive carbon tapes are especially developed for imaging and analysis applications of fine powder and fibre samples. The adhesive material used for the tabs and tapes is fully transparent for EDS analysis with only trace amounts of Al and Si. The material is constructed using a super smooth aluminium foil coated on both sides with a conductive, carbon filled pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. The result is a super smooth surface combined with high conductivity. Total thickness of the material is approximately 110µm with an adhesive thickness of 40µm on each side. The adhesive exhibits a high adhesion strength to metals, plastics, ceramics, wafers, rubber, wood, glass, paper, and small particles or fibers.
Super smooth conductive carbon tabs
The EM-Tec super smooth conductive double sided adhesive carbon tabs care supplied on a clear plastic sheet with a white plastic liner tab. Available as Ø12mm and Ø24mm carbon tabs.
EM-Tec AG44 conductive silver paint
EM-Tec AG44 is a conductive silver paint based on fine silver flakes (10-1um 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. 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 thin paste. 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, solution contains 61% silver, acrylic based binder. EM-Tec AG44 exhibits excellent conductivity.
EM-Tec AG46 water-based conductive silverpaint, no VOC
EM-Tec AG46 is a conductive silver paint based on fine silver flakes (10-1um size) with a water based urethane binder. It does not contain VOC, is solvent-free and is non-flammable. Achieves excellent bonding properties on a wide variety of materials including, plastics, ceramics, glass, metals, wood, paper and paints. Safe to use on even the most delicate plastics. The water-based urethane binder reduces material loss whereas the silver flakes ensure excellent conductivity. Ideal for making grounding tracks and to bond SEM samples on sample stubs. Samples can be easily removed. EM-Tec AG46 exhibits excellent conductivity.
Value-Tec tweezers for small round objects
The Value-Tec style 669.MS tweezers with the flat, round tips are designed for securely holding small round objects. 155mm long.
EM-Tec SB10 Stub-Storr low cost cardboard storgae boxes for 10 Ø12.7mm pin stubs
EM-Tec SB10 Stub-Storr white cardboard boxes offer a cost-efficient and compact storage solution for both standard pin stubs and the short Zeiss pin stubs. Made from clean 350g/m2 white cardboard. The insert is secured in the box to prevent it from moving upwards. Storage capacity for 10 Ø12.7mm or 2 of the Ø25.4mm pin stubs of the 25.4mm pin stubs. The Stub-Storr box size is 38x38x90mm (L x D x H); inside clearance is 20mm, which leaves a maximum sample height of 17mm on the pin stubs. Ideal for educational setting, storage of non-critical samples, temporary storage or large volume/low cost storage. The EM-Tec Stub-Storr boxes are supplied flat in packs of 10, 50 and 100.
EM-Tec Save Stor 4 large inert gas storage container
The EM-Tec Save-Storr 4 has been introduced to store large samples, parts or assemblies under inert gas. The storage capacity of this sturdy, thick-walled ABD container is 4 ltr. An additional advantage is that light-sensitive samples are fully shielded from light. The EM-Tec Save-Storr 4 is ideal to store SEM sample holders, vacuum parts, detectors, assemblies, etc under inert gas. Made from thick-walled black ABS, the interior can be custom modified by adding clamping strips to the base of the container.
Zerostat 3 anti-static instrument
The Zerostat 3 anti-static gun is an effective and professional tool to reduce and remove static charges on insulating surfaces such as plastic, glass, films, porcelain, ceramics, storage boxes etc. It contains a piezo-electric crystal device with a trigger mechanism which generates positive and negative streams of ions. The Zerostat 3 includes a dual cycle operation: when the trigger is squeezed, positive ions are released. When the trigger is released, negative ions are generated. The Zerostat 3 anti-static gun can remove or substantially reduce static charges on non-conductive surfaces. It can be used on plastics, glass, ceramics, films, lenses, grid boxes, storage boxes, microscope slides, etc. The Zerostat 3 can also be used to threat surface to prevent static charging for several hours.
EM-Tec versatile stage adapter for the TESCAN XM / GM SEM and FIB-SEM
The EM-Tec versatile SEM stage adapter for Tescan SEMs and FIB-SEM systems with the XM or GM sample stages has been designed to original manufacturer's specifications. The EM-Tec T2M stage adapter is fully compatible with all M4 threaded EM-Tec SEM sample holders. The EM-Tec T2M versatile stage adapter for Tescan XM /GM gives access to an unprecedented choice of EM-Tec SEM sample holders which can be used across multiple SEM platforms
EM-Tec TE1 and TE3 t-EBSD holders for TEM / FIB lift-out grids
The EM-Tec TE1 and TE3 t-EBSD holders are designed to enable EBSD measurements on TEM grids and FIB lift-out grids with lamellas. The pre-tilt holders include 70° and 20° tilt planes to facilitate both planar and cross-section EBSD measurements. The TEM / FIB lift-out grids are held with a copper spring.
EM-Tec C-Square multi SEM pin stub holders
The EM-Tec C-Square multi pin stub holders are primarily designed to hold multiple Ø12.7 mm and Ø25.4mm pin stubs in a square pattern. They offer optimum X-Y coverage of the SEM stage and allow for easy alignment with the engraved lines in X-Y directions. To facilitate quick and easy loading and exchange of the pin stubs, proprietary conductive gripping O-rings hold the pin stubs in place and provide a conductive path at the same time. Available in 6 different sizes from 9 to 49 pin stubs of Ø12.7mm.
FEI Teneo Volumescope pin stubs with groove
The FEI Teneo Volumescope pin stub with groove is an improvement on the standard Volumescope stub. It has the exact same external dimensions but with a groove added for easy manipulation and loading. These improved pin stubs are fully compatible with the FEI Teneo VS SEM system: Ø3.1mm pin, Ø8mm head and raised platform for sample mounting. Made from vacuum grade aluminium.
EM-Tec SB2 and SB3 heavy duty pin stub storage & shipping tubes
The EM-Tec SB2 and SB3 are both heavy duty pin stub storage tubes. The sturdier polystyrene tube offer better protection for your samples and reduces the chance of breakages in transport. The EM-Tec SB2 is made for the 12.7mm pin stubs, but can also accommodate the EM-Tec 19mm pin stubs. The EM-Tec SB3 has been developed for the larger pins stubs and can accommodate the 25.4mm and 32mm pin stubs.
Micro-Tec diamond tipped scribers with 60, 90 and 120 degrees tip
The Micro-Tec diamond scribers are useful for marking, engraving and scribing samples, tools and specimen substrates. They are also ideal for scribing silicon wafers prior to cleaving. The natural diamond tips base sizes are approximately 0.8mm in diameter and vacuum brazed on a tool steel shaft. Available with 60, 90 and 120 degrees tip. Scribers can be used on a wide variety of materials ranging from glass, ceramics, silicon, metals and plastics.
EM-Tec PS44 quadruple pin stub vise clamp
The EM-Tec PS44 is a larger version of the EM-Tec PS4 mini pin vise stub and holds 4 samples. The sample is clamped between the two mini vise clamps. The samples are held vertically with 4 small set screws. Most effective way to study cross sections or thin samples. Holder size w/o pin is Ø25.4 x 7.2mm. Standard pin. The compact EM-Tec PS44 increases productivity en reduces downtime for pumping/venting of the SEM chamber.
EM-Tec F18 is a high capacity FIB grid holding stub for holding up to 8 FIB grids with 4 individual small clamps.
It is basically 4 x the EM-Tec F12 on a Ø25.4mm (1”) stub. Each of the 10mm wide vise clamps includes a ledge for easy positioning of the FIB grids. Ideal for safe storage of the FIB grids with lamellas or for high throughput FIB applications
The popular and cost-effective EM-Tec V22 compact vise sample holder (with pin or M4 thread) has been improved by replacing a the flat head screw and allen key by a knurled brass knob, which enables quicker and easier opening and closing.
The new EM-Tec MV22 combines the popular compact vise with a multi pin stub holder (with pin or M4 thread) for up to 5 standard 12.7 mm diameter pin stubs. Compatible with standard pin stubs and the shorter Zeiss pin stubs. The EM-Tec MV22 has been designed for use in SEMs with smaller stages and for table top SEMs such as the Hitachi TM3030/3000/1000 series and the JEOL NeoScope.
EM-Tec 3V22 triple compact vise holder(with pin or M4 thread) includes three separately adjustable EM-Tec V22 compact vises on a single base plate. Enables holding and investigating three different samples to save on SEM venting and pumping time. Made from vacuum grade aluminium, brass spindles and stainless steel screws. Ideal for high throughput investigations of smaller samples and cross sections. Reduces downtime for venting/pumping of the SEM chamber. Designed for stages with 75x25mm or more X-Y travel distances.
EM-Tec acrylic Eyelash manipulator set
Perfectly manufactures Eyelash manipulators for carefully manipulating ultra-thin sections, tissue samples and small samples or parts under a microscope. Lightweight, cost-effective and consistant quality compared to natural hair eyelashes. The set contains three Eyelash manipulators with an Eyelash length of 13, 18 and 21mm.
Large EM-Storr vacuum desiccator for bulk samples
This large EM-Tec EM-Storr vacuum storage container has been made to the same design specifications as the standard size EM-Storr vacuum container. The EM-Storr 110L includes a larger chamber with a size of Ø110x25mm and a larger glass with 130mm diameter. It is large enough to store 4”wafers under vacuum.
Ø24mm EM-Tec sputter targets for cryo-SEM preparation systems
The selection of EM-Tec sputter targets has been expanded with Ø24mm disc targets used on the cryo-SEM preparation systems made by Quorum / Polaron / Bio-Rad / Fisons / VG-Microtech/ Thermo. Available sputter target materials are: Gold, Gold/Palladium, Platinum, Chromium and Iridium.
Dual storage shelves for EM-Tec Save-Storr sample storage container
The dual storage shelves for the EM-Tec Save-Storr sample storage container virtually triple the storage area. Made from perforated aluminium with 25mm high feet. The perforated sheet contains 57 holes for SEM pin stubs.
The complete selection of these vise type sample holders now offers a choice of 1, 4, 12, 16, 20, 26, 38, 52, 80 and 120mm wide sample holders.
Pikal professional metal polish
Pikal metal polishing paste is a superior polishing paste with excellent cleaning and polishing properties. It is a tried and tested products with an excellent track record going back more than 100 years. Pikal does not contain silicone and is there for ideally suited for high vacuum systems and cleaning parts of electron microscopes. Pikal metal polish is formulated as a thick paste which can be diluted with a kerosene/water mixture. Sold in the iconic 250 gram tin.
Laboratory Handheld Engraving Tool & Engraving Pen
Practical and easy to use laboratory engraving tools help with marking and identifying samples, tools, sample holders, etc. Choice of the powerful DM11 electric engraver or the pin style battery operated SL20 Micro engraving pen. The SDM11 is the intended for lab use, where as the SL20 is ideal for field use or for difficult to reach spots.
Krytox GPL 207 PFPE / PTFE grease
Krytox GPL 207 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 15 gram and 60 gram tubes.
EM-Tec Quartz Crystals for Thickness Monitors/Controllers
The EM-Tec Quartz crystals are particularly suited for thickness monitors, thickness controllers and quartz crystal micro-balances (QCM) used on SEM sputter coaters and vacuum deposition systems. Size is 14mm diameter and fully compatible with the 6 Mhz sensors. Available with gold and silver contacts in flat pack carousels with 10 crystals.
EM-Tec sample pin for cryo ultramicrotomes
The EM-Tec sample pin for cryo ultramicrotomes includes a 3.5mm head with concentic grooves and a 2mm diameter pin. The EM-Tec cryo pin is 10mm long, made from cryo compatible aluminium.
Micro-Tec plastic membrane boxes range extended The selection of Micro-Tec plastic membranes boxes has been extended with two practical sizes. The Micro-Tec M42 with a box size of 100x60x22mm and the Micro-Tec M43 with a box size of 210x75x27mm. Both are clear membrane boxes with hinges and a clasp.. Ideal for storing and shipping samples or small parts. The samples are held between the two semi-porous membranes.
EM-Tec Versa-Plate adaptable SEM sample holders
The EM-Tec Versa-Plate adaptable SEM holders consists of a large flat baseplate, with multiple M4 threaded holes, and a set of movable sample holding brackets. This setup enables the user to position the brackets to fit any sample shape. The EM-Tec Versa-Plate holders are available in 4 sizes to suit varies SEM sample stages:
H45 - 106x58mm with 9x5 holes and 12 mm pitch
H45 - 82x82mm with 7x7 holes and 12 mm pitch
H45 - 106x106mm with 9x9 holes and 12 mm pitch
H121 - 150x150mm with 11x11 holes and 14 mm pitch
Additional brackets and thumb screws are optionally available.
EM-Tec Save-Storr sample storage container for inert gas
The EM-Tec Save-Storr sample storage container has been developed to store sensitive samples under a dry and inert gas atmosphere. It consists of a robust clear polycarbonate container with seal, gas inlet valve, gas outlet valve and an over-pressure safety valve. The EM-Tec Save-Store container offers ample storage facility with a 1.75 ltr contents and an optional storage shelf.