Model 180 – XTEM Prep Kit

Key Features

Key features of the Fischione Model 180 XTEM Preparation Kit include:

  • Fabricates precise cross-section specimens for transmission electron microscopy
  • Aligns the area of interest
  • Produces a consistent glue layer thickness

Fabrication Of Precise XTEM Specimens

The XTEM Prep Kit makes preparation of precise XTEM specimens possible by allowing the user to easily stack and bond together rectangular wafers obtained from the area of interest of the bulk material. A vice assembly holds the wafers in place while the vacuum-compatible epoxy is curing. Disk specimens are then created by coring and sectioning the wafer stack.

The Fischione XTEM Prep Kit produces specimens with a high level of mechanical integrity and a consistent glue layer thickness. The comprehensive kit includes all components needed to produce high-quality, cross-sectional specimens.

Aligning The Interface Of Interest

Aligning the interface of interest parallel to the incident electron beam is crucial for TEM examination. A method for preparing suitable samples is to fabricate cross-section specimens.

This technique is suited to samples such as:

  • Semiconductor devices
  • Specimens with thin film layers
  • Composite materials