Gold Series Sample Holders

 

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Overview

There are times when it is necessary to utilize non-magnetic sample holders. In this instance Rave Scientific offers the EM-Tec gold series SEM sample holders. All of our holders are made from brass and plated with 1µm of pure gold.  Brass is chosen for greater strength and is fully non-magnetic. The gold plating assists in keeping the sample holders clean during handling. The superior chemical resistance of the gold plating facilitates the use of cleaning solutions or plasma cleaning. Clean sample holder surfaces will also greatly reduce contamination transfer to the samples. The EM-Tec gold series SEM sample holders are intended for use with table top SEMs, laboratory grade SEMs and FESEMs. The EM-Tec gold series sample holders and pin stub adapters currently available are:

  • EM-Tec GR2 – Tube/needle holder for up to Ø2mm diameter. Needle is clamped with a small stainless steel screw on the side. Ideal holder for Atom probe sample needles. Made from brass and plated with 1µm of pure gold.
  • EM-Tec GS10 – A swivel vise which covers a full 180 angle and can also be rotated with the stub. This is the ultimate holder for imaging cross sections at any desired angle.  The swivel head size without clamping screws is only 16x16x14mm. The sample is clamped with the two clamping screws; the swivel head can be locked in place with the tilt clamping screw. Made from brass and plated with 1µm of pure gold.
  • EM-Tec GB16 – Rectangular type bulk sample holder with two side brackets for sample thickness up to 16mm.  Sample are clamped with stainless steel set screws.  Made from brass and plated with 1µm of pure gold. Ideal for smaller samples and smaller SEMs.
  • EM-Tec GR20 – Round type bulk sample holder with three brackets for round and awkwardly shaped samples up to Ø20mm. Samples are held with stainless steel screws. Made from brass and plated with 1µm of pure gold. Ideal for smaller samples and smaller SEMs.
  • EM-Tec GS25 – Lightweight, spider like holder for awkwardly shaped samples up to Ø25mm. Samples are supported by the three threaded legs and clamped by the flanges on the clamping nuts. Made from brass and plated with 1µm of pure gold.
Product #NameMax Sample SizeDimensions w/o pinSecuring methodSEM Stage Compatibility
RS-MN-12-000117 EM-TecGR2 Ø2mm Ø6x4mm Screw Standard 3.2mm pin
RS-MN-12-000110 EM-Tec GS10 10mm 28x16x27mm Clamp Screw Standard 3.2mm pin
RS-MN-12-000223 EM-Tec GB16 16mm 22x19x10mm Set Screw Standard 3.2mm pin
RS-MN-12-000323 EM-Tec GB16 16mm 22x19x10mm Set Screw M4 Thread
RS-MN-12-000217 EM-Tec GR20 Ø20mm Ø25x10mm Set Screw Standard 3.2mm pin
RS-MN-12-000317 EM-Tec GR20 Ø20mm Ø25x10mm Set Screw M4 Thread
RS-MN-12-000134 EM-Tec GS25 Ø25mm Ø31x10mm Clamp Screw Standard 3.2mm pin
RS-MN-12-000135 EM-Tec GS45 Ø45mm Ø31x10mm Clamp Screw Standard 3.2mm pin
           
           
Product # Name Adapter Type Dimensions Pin length SEM stage Compatibility
RS-MN-11-000102 EM-Tec GZM4 Pin to M4 Ø3.2x10mm 6mm Zeiss 3.2mm pin
RS-MN-11-000103 EM-Tec GSPM4 Pin to M4 Ø3.2x10mm 9.5mm Standard 3.2mm pin