Model 1051 – TEM Mill – TEM Sample Preparation System

Preparation of electron transparent specimens for TEM imaging and analysis is a delicate and precise operation. The Model 1051 TEM Mill has been designed specifically for TEM sample preparation system.

Fischione-TEM-Mill-SamplesFeaturing a new design, the 1051 mills at low incident angles using a low-energy ion source which both minimises irradiation damage and facilitates uniform thinning of multiphasic materials such as composites and layered materials as well as preparation of cross-sectional TEM samples (XTEM).

The model 1051 TEM sample preparation solution has been designed with the user in mind. Featuring a contamination-free specimen loading system that allows easy loading and rapid transfer via a vacuum load lock, as well as an optional x-y adjustable stage and specimen viewing, the Model 1051 will help you to consistently prepare the highest quality TEM specimens.

TEM Mill Ion Source

  • Two independently adjustable TrueFocus ion sources
  • High energy operation for rapid milling; low energy operation for specimen polishing
  • Ion source maintains its small beam diameter over a wide range of operating energies (100 eV to 10 keV)
  • Ion beam spot size range from 300 μm to 5 mm
  • Independent ion source gas control
  • Continuously adjustable milling angle range of -15 to +10°
  • Beam current density up to 10 mA/cm2
  • Milling rates in excess of 500 μm/hour
  • Easily accessible for routine maintenance

TEM Mill Specimen Stage and Chamber

  • Specimen holder with x-y adjustment
  • Double-sided milling to 0° without specimen shadowing
  • Contamination-free sample loading
  • Specimen rocking or rotation with ion beam sequencing
  • Load lock designed for quick vacuum transfer of specimens
  • Vacuum capsule for transferring sample to TEM under vacuum
  • In situ viewing and image capture during milling
  • Liquid nitrogen-cooled specimen stage
  • Software controlled continuous 360° specimen rotation
  • Zero sputtering of the specimen holder

Software and Controls

  • Automatic and manual termination
  • Software controlled ion beam energy, milling angle, specimen motion, specimen position, and process termination
  • Adjustable 10-inch touch screen with a user-friendly interface for simple setup of milling parameters
  • Allows for creating multi-step milling sequences including the automatic adjustment of milling angles throughout the milling process
  • Automatic termination of the process by elapsed time, temperature or laser photo-detection system
  • Other software features; Managing specimen data, maintenance and log files, and image storage, as well as remote access to oversee milling operations

Similar Products