Desktop Coaters

DCR Desktop Carbon Coater for SEM/TEM Sample Preparation

Vac Techniche DESKTOP COATERS

Compact Desktop Carbon Coater

Desk Carbon Coater is a compact carbon fiber coating system suitable for sample preparation for the use in scanning electron microscope (SEM), Transmission electron microscope (TEM) and X-Ray analysis (EDX).

This device is available in two formats:

DCR is a rotary-pumped carbon coater that is suitable for SEM sample preparation, EDS/WDS and thin film applications.
DCT is a turbo-pumped carbon coater that is ideal for FE-SEM, EDS/WDS, TEM, EBSD and thin film applications.

This high vacuum coater offers high quality uniform carbon films with fine grain sizes which are suitable for specimens that require high resolution and high quality characterization.

Compact Desktop SEM Sputter Coater DSR1 - Vactechniche

DCT Turbo Desktop Carbon Coater for SEM/TEM Sample Prep

DESKTOP CARBON COATERS

SEM/TEM Preparation Carbon Coater, Low and high vacuum systems

Sample preparation using Carbon coating is the recognised method for non-conductive and low conductive specimens or samples.
The DCT system is a versatile carbon evaporator for preparing specimens for electron microscopy or EDXA analysis. It has been designed as a high-current power supply capable of evaporating both carbon rod and carbon fibre. In other words, it can coat carbon on different types of substrates for X-Ray analysis and coating conducting carbon fibre & rod for SEM analysis.
The excellent design of the system enables the user to easily load and unload samples, and quickly replace the carbon fibre/rod. The system is equipped with a film thickness monitor (FTM), which measures the coating thickness on a quartz crystal mounted in the vacuum chamber with an accuracy of 1 nm. The system can automatically terminate a coating cycle when the required thickness or time has been achieved..
The compact and easy to use carbon coater, has the option of using existing pumps or supplied with a pump.
For external pumping the on board computer controls the pump or pumping rig.
Larger samples can be accommodated with our increased vacuum chamber DCR-L and DCT-L system
Carbon Coating
Due to its excellent transparency and good electrical conductivity, deposited carbon thin films are widely used for either electron microscopy (EM) or X-ray microanalysis applications such as:
• support films for TEM (high vacuum (HV) evaporation)
• conductive films for SEM/EDS samples (low vacuum evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive microprobe samples (HV evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive EBSD samples (HV evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive FESEM samples (HV evaporation)
• conductive surface films for non-conductive FIB samples (HV evaporation)
Our board computer integration makes the Desktop Sputter coater an ideal laboratory and research tool for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Tunnelling electron microscopy analysis(TEM).
Thin films of about 5 nm (50Å) are used for particle support and as an isolating layer in autoradiography. Thicker films are also used in SEM and X-Ray Microanalysis. In general, deposited thin films should be uniformed with fine grain sizes and reproducible film thickness.
Carbon rod and carbon fibre are the two widely used sources for carbon evaporation in laboratories around the word. They each have their own features that make them of specific interests to the users. For a better understanding, further details of these features are presented in the following sections.

Carbon Rod versus Carbon Fibre Evaporation

Evaporating carbon thread or a pre-shaped carbon rod are both common methods to evaporate carbon. Using pre-shaped rods with the correct control system (pulse, continuous and auto) delivers a high quality carbon layer and also gives good control over the thickness of the carbon layer. However, some users prefer to use carbon fibre because it has a faster and simpler process comparing with carbon rod.
Compact Desktop SEM Sputter Coater DSR1 - Vactechniche

DSCR Desktop Sputter Coater with Carbon Coater for SEM/TEM

Vac Techniche DESKTOP COATERS

Desktop SEM/TEM Sputter and Carbon Coater DSCR

Sample preparation using sputter coating is the recognised method for non-conductive and low conductive specimens or samples.
Vac Techniche  DCR has been developed to exceed the requirements for SEM/TEM sample preparation.
The compact and easy to use sputter coater, has the option of using existing pumps or supplied with a pump.
For external pumping the on board computer controls the pump or pumping rig.
For applications where Turbo pumping is required, the DST has integral Turbo vacuum pump with options of standard or larger vacuum vessels to accommodate most sample and specimen sizes.
The Vac  Techniche Desktop Sputter Coater enables thin film sputter coating of noble metals: gold (Au), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt) and gold/palladium (Au/Pd) on non-conductive or poorly conductive samples or devices.
Our board computer integration makes the Desktop Sputter coater an ideal laboratory and research tool for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Transmission electron microscopy analysis(TEM).
One of the benefits of our DSCR design is the rapid pump-down time making it a production tool in addition to a research instrument, for applications such as optical coatings
Thin films are deposited in a with fine control producing repeatable results when used in Automatic mode.

Carbon coating attachment

DSCR  has the facility to accommodate carbon coating attachment, ideal for SEM/TEM preparation.
The DSCR is a sputter coater, with carbon coater attachment in one compact instrument is ideal especially when laboratory space is short.

Vacuum pump is not supplied, can be provided on request.

Carbon Rod evaporation is also available on request.

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RF Cleaning and Sample Preparation

Introducing a compact Desktop sample plasma cleaning unit form Bdiscom.

Bdiscom are known for their activity in the RF power generation, proving Sputtering RF generators and matching units, DC power supplies for Glow Discharge, Ion gun supply generators, and now, using their combined years of experience, they are successfully manufacturing desktop plasma cleaning Matrix systems that can easily be controlled and used without previous experience in this field.

Available in two sizes

 

The Bdiscom plasma reactor includes all the required functions to allow the process to be stable and repeatable, which provides a sound reason to include this into research and industrial applications.

The robust design makes this device for the industrial process of Photo-resist Ashing, Sample preperation, Oxide removal and many more.

A key advantage of this system is the design of the internal sub assemblies being manufactured inhouse to fir the applciuation of the end user, Bdiscom offer a design alterteration service to ensure that the final product is best suited for the intended application.

This approach has proven over the years to be a unique forward thinking method of working with each end user, Bdiscom will take the time to understand the application, and provide a system to match.

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Histology Mictrotomes

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The Rotary Microtome instrument has been designed for the cutting of human and animal tissues embedded in paraffin.

The thickness of the sections can be adjusted according to the tissue type easily by the laboratory technician.

Increased instrument life time and efficiency has been achieved by using special ball bearings for linear and rotating mechanisms.

The Microtome holds two micro and macro handles. The Micro Handle cuts the tissue and the Macro handle moves the specimen rapidly toward the blade.

The section Thickness could be set via the front panel and the volume key from 1 to 60 microns by the operator.

Auto Trim is a facility of the device which could be used via the lever in two modes. The first mode of the system is 10 microns and the second one is 30 microns. This facility makes the operator be able to reach the tissue surface without touching the micron setting volume. For serial and consecutive sections, the Retraction facility is considered on this device.

The specimen clamp is designed in a way that the Standard Parffin Block or  Tissue Embedding Cassette clamps could be installed easily on it and the different Plastic or conventional Paraffin Blocks could be used by them.

The Blade holder consists of two parts and the whole collection could be set according to the blade type from 0 to 10 degrees angle to the specimen.

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Atomic Force Microscope ( SPM complete system)

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0ptical Microscopes inability to image sizes smaller than wave length of visible light resulted invention of nano-scopes in the last decade.

AFM is the top of the list ,due to its low price and multi-applications.

The basic principle of AFM

A spring micron size cantilever has a conical tip at its free end. The conical tip with a very sharp end, usually less than 10 nanometres, scans the sample surface from a very close nanometric distance.

As the tip moves over the surface the Van Der Waals forces between atoms on the sharp end of the tip, as a side note the tip is one atom in diameter, and the atoms on the surface of the sample varies, resulting vertical displacements of the cantilever.

Vertical movements of the cantilever are reflected using a laser to magnify the movement of the cantilever.

The reflected laser beam from the cantilever’s highly polished upper surface hits a quadruple photodiode.

The output signals of the photodiodes are related to the vertical movements of the cantilever which in turn represents the surface topography of the sample.

The whole system is light weight, portable and accurate.

Easy to use.

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Turbo 3D Mixer/Homogeniser

Turbo 3D Mixer.

Rapid mixing

Rapid mixing for Dry and wet powders

3D homogeniser, Laboratory Turbo mix

This inventive instrument is making it own place in laboratories, having a small footprint, Large 2Lt capacity, Low power consumption and quite operation, it is a becoming a must have item for research and  industrial applications.

The unique rotation parameters are easier to see than describe. The vessel rotates through an orbital movement, in 3 dimensions, providing a homogenous mix in a very rapid time.

Application:

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Easy loading and un-loading

2 litre capacity

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0-100Cyle/min fully adjustable

Power 220 VAC, 50Hz, 5 Amp

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Lab Techniche, a sister company to VacTechniche, has been formed by Ray Whitehouse as a result of customer requests for new and competitive products for industry and research laboratories.

Since the late 1970’s, Ray has gained vast experimental experience with laboratory equipment from working at establishments such as Morganite Crucible (Norton, Worcester), RSRE(Malvern), Dolphin Packaging (Cheltenham). VG Special Systems, VG Sheetmetal, Vacuum Generators(Hastings), Kurt J Lesker(Hastings) and UHV Design (Lewes).

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