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EM-Tec geological thin section and slide holders

EM-Tec geological thin section or petrographic slide holders are especially designed to securely hold geological thin sections on petrographic slides for imaging and analysis with an SEM, EPMA or specially configured mineral analysers. They are used for SEM/EDS imaging and analysis in geology, mineralogy and petrography. The EM-Tec thin section holders are compatible with petrographic slides sizes of 28x48mm, 27x46mm, 26x46mm and 25x45mm. We currently offer two types of geological thin section holders:

  • Geological thin section holders and slide holders with S-Clips
  • Reference type geological thin section holders with a reference edge

Geological thin section holders and slide holders with S-Clips

The universal EM-Tec thin section holders are compatible with petrographic slides measuring up to 28x48mm. This enables the use of the most popular petrographic slide sizes up to 28x48mm. They are intended for SEM/EDS work.

The geological slide holders with S-Clips comprise one or more pockets of 48x28x1mm with slots and grooves to facilitate loading/unloading of the thin sections on slides with tweezers. The petrographic slides are securely held at the edges by two small S-clips. Due to the open design at two sides, non-standard or larger glass microscope slides up to 50x75mm can be held as well. The three available EM-Tec geological thin section and slide holders are:

  • EM-Tec G0 universal thin section slide holder for a single slide
  • EM-Tec G2.0 universal petrographic slide holder for two slides
  • EM-Tec G4.0 universal petrographic slide holder for four slides

Reference type geological thin section holders with a top reference edge

In the reference type holder for the petrographic slides, the slides are pushed against a top reference edge to get a defined height. These holders are intended for SEM/EDS, SEM/WDS and even EPMA work. They are compatible with petrographic slides from 45x30mm to 48x28mm.
The petrographic slides need to be loaded from the side and are pushed against the reference edge with a spring; they are held by spring tension. The opening of the holder is 40mm wide. There are two types of Reference holders for geological thin sections on petrographic slides:

  • EM-Tec RG2 twin petrographic slide top reference holder for two up to 48x28mm slides
  • EM-Tec RG4 four petrographic slide top reference holder for four up to 48x28mm slides

All EM-Tec petrographic slide section holders are available with a standard 3.2mm pin, with an M4 threaded hole or with a Ø14mm stub for JEOL SEM stage adapters with a 14mm connection.

Capacity, size and compatibility of the EM-Tec geological thin section on petrographic slide holders:

Product numbers

Name

Capacity

Dimensions w/o pin

Slide holding method

SEM stage compatibility

12-000260

EM-Tec G0

1 x max. 75x50mm

52 x 32 x 7mm

2x S-Clips

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-000360

EM-Tec G0

1 x max. 75x50mm

52 x 32 x 7mm

2x S-Clips

M4 thread

12-000660

EM-Tec G0

1 x max. 75x50mm

52 x 32 x 7mm

2x S-Clips

Ø14mm JEOL stub

12-002262

EM-Tec G2.0

2 slides 48x28mm

60 x 52 x 7mm

6x S-Clips

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-003362

EM-Tec G2.0

2 slides 48x28mm

60 x 52 x 7mm

6x S-Clips

M4 thread

12-006262

EM-Tec G2.0

2 slides 48x28mm

60 x 52 x 7mm

6x S-Clips

Ø14mm JEOL stub

12-002264

EM-Tec G4.0

4 slides 48x28mm

104x 60 x 12mm

12x S-Clips

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-003364

EM-Tec G4.0

4 slides 48x28mm

104x 60 x 12mm

12x S-Clips

M4 thread

12-006264

EM-Tec G4.0

4 slides 48x28mm

104x 60 x 12mm

12x S-Clips

Ø14mm JEOL stub

12-000263

EM-Tec RG2

2 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 68 x 12mm

Spring

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-000363

EM-Tec RG2

2 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 68 x 12mm

Spring

M4 thread

12-000663

EM-Tec RG2

2 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 68 x 12mm

Spring

Ø14mm JEOL stub

12-000265

EM-Tec RG4

4 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 136 x 17mm

Spring

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-000365

EM-Tec RG4

4 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 136 x 17mm

Spring

M4 thread

12-000665

EM-Tec RG4

4 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 136 x 17mm

Spring

Ø14mm JEOL stub

 

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