Gatan, Protochips, Nanofactory, Fischione: 636 & 652, Aduro & Poseidon, SPM, 2030
Location: Science and Engineering South, 116A
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The EMS also has a number of special holders designed for the JEM-ARM200CF and JEM-3010.
The Gatan Model 636 Double Tilt Cold Stage is liquid nitrogen cooled and can reach a temperature of -170 deg C. Thermal drift after 45 minutes is less than 0.1nm/second. The maximum tilt for this stage is 18 degrees. Standard 3mm specimens are used in this holder.
The Gatan Model 652 Double Tilt Heating Stage can be used up to 1000 deg C. Above 500 deg C additional water cooling is necessary. The temperature is reached within 1 minute and after 10 minutes drift rates should be less than 0.2nm/second. The maximum tilt for this stage is 8 degrees in X and 6 degrees in Y. Standard 3mm specimens are used in this holder.
The Protochips Aduro Double Tilt Heating Stage can be used up to 1200 deg C. The specimen is mounted on an E-chips specimen support which allows heating ramp rates of up to 1000 deg C per millisecond with ultra low drift. The specimen volume has to be kept to a minimum.
The Protochips Poseideon Liquid Stage allows imaging of materials and biological samples in a self-contained and fully hydrated flowing and mixing chamber, directly within the TEM. (Purchased by Tolou Shokuhfar - MTU)
The Nanofactory STM-TEM stage can be used to measure the electrical properties at specific locations of a nanostructure with sub-nanometer accuracy. The holder has a maximum current range of 0.5mA, a maximum bias of +/-10V and a max scanning range of 25umx25um. (Purchased by Reza Shahbazian-Yassar - MTU)
The Fischione Model 2030 ultra narrow gap, single tilt, Tomography Holder allows tomographic series to be recorded over a tilt range of +/-70 degrees. It is designed to operate in the narrow gap URP pole piece and uses special 1.5mm square grids.
There is no additional charge to use these stages in addition to the hourly microscope use charge. Some stages need conditioning the day before use and you will need additional training to use any of these stages - please e-mail EMS staff in advance if you want to use these stages
Talk to Alan or Ke-Bin for more information on these stages or visit the manufacturer's websites.