Sample Preparation

The EMC provides access to many sample preparation equipment, from precision saw to ion polihsing. Here is a list of the equipment:

Metallography, cross-sectioning and TEM preparation:

  • JEOL IB-19520CCP cryo cross-section ion polisher
  • Buehler Isomet: low speed precision saw
  • Buehler Ecomet 3: mechanical polishing
  • Allied High Tech Multiprep: mechanical automated polishing and thinning for advanced sample preparation
  • Buehler Vibromet 2: vibration polishing for final preparation of EBSD samples
  • Buehler Minimet 1000: precision mechanical polishing/grinding of small specimens
  • Gatan Ultrasonic Disc Cutter (Model 601): disk cutting for TEM sample preparation
  • Gatan Dimpler/Grinder (Model 656): grinding/dimpling of TEM samples

Coating, drying and freezing:

  • Leica ACE 600 carbon/sputter coater
  • ThermoFisher Scientific Vitrobot plunge freezer
  • Leica EM ICE high pressure freezer
  • Leica AFS2 freeze substitution
  • Leica FC7 cryo ultramicrotome
  • Leica TRIM2 trimmer
  • Leica CPD300 critical point dryer