TEM Plasma Cleaner
Our low-cost plasma cleaners/plasma ashers for TEM sample holders are designed specifically for fast and efficient cleaning.
The TEM sample plasma cleaners/plasma ashers are fully automated and come with standard adapters which are suitable for the sample holders supplied with all the major microscope manufacturers. The plasma output power is fully variable over the range 0-100W, resulting in a very controllable & gentle cleaning process. Common sources of error inside the TEM are clearly reduced with plasma cleaning and the dwell time during the measurement is significantly increased.
TEM Plasma Cleaner / Plasma Asher options:
The TEM plasma cleaner/plasma asher is an application-specific solution for low-pressure plasma cleaning and preparation of electron microscopy samples, including:
- Low power operation
- A front feed TEM sample holder
- Multiple TEM grids and SEM stub cleaning
- Re-entrant style sample holder introduction
- Dual gas inlets for O2/Ar and other gases
Each system is supplied with a 5.7-inch colour touchscreen which provides a rich, user-friendly interface. Variables such as gas flow rate, pressure, power level and plasma processing time can be freely set and then stored to produce a fully interlocked process cycle from a single keypress. A handy status display and end of process audible alarm informs the user of every step in the process.
Plasma Cleaning Method
Review our Knowledge Article - Application Note 'Examination of Effectiveness of Henniker Plasma Cleaner using a Holey Carbon Film by TEM ' for typical process results and detailed SEM/TEM images.
Henniker HPT-100 Plasma Cleaner with JEOL TEM sample holder adapter. Continuously variable power output from 0-100W and dual digital MFC gas mixing. Samples were introduced via the front feedthrough adapter and cleaned with Ar:O2 95:5 mixture at low power (20W and 50W) in 30sec time steps.