Model 180

XTEM Prep Kit
  • Fabricate precise cross-section specimens for transmission electron microscopy
  • Aligns area of interest
  • Produces consistent glue layer thickness

Fabricate precise XTEM specimens

The XTEM Prep Kit makes it easy to stack and bond together rectangular wafers obtained from the area of interest of the bulk material. A vise assembly holds the wafers in place while the vacuum-compatible epoxy is curing. The wafer stack is subsequently cored and sectioned into disk specimens. The XTEM Prep Kit produces specimens with a high level of mechanical integrity and a consistent glue layer thickness. The kit includes all components needed to produce high-quality, cross-section specimens.

Align interface of interest

For the study of interfaces by transmission electron microscopy, it is critical to align the interface of interest parallel to the incident electron beam. One method for preparing such samples is to fabricate cross-section specimens. Typical cross-section specimens include semiconductor devices, specimens with thin film layers, and composite materials.