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EM-Tec SampleClamp SEM holders

EM-Tec SampleClamp holders are specifically developed to hold thin wires, tubes, needles, probes and strips of material to enable easy imaging of the surfaces. The samples are clamped down by screws and two strips on a flat holder surface. The strips keep the samples flat. The maximum sample thickness is 3mm with the standard screws. Extra long screws are provided to increase the maximum sample thickness to 7mm. No carbon paint or conductive adhesive is needed. Also a useful holder for porous or sensitive materials where adhesives can easily penetrate the material which could cause artifacts. The EM-Tec SampleClamp sample holders are all precision machined from vacuum grade aluminium with non-magnetic brass screws to hold the strip or the samples. There are four types of the EM-Tec SampleClamp SEM holders:

  • EM-Tec SC1 SampleClamp with a clamping area of 15x10mm. For small and thin wire, strip, fibre, cables, tubes, etc. Available with pin stub or M4 threaded hole
  • EM-Tec SC2 SampleClamp with a clamping area of 25x15mm. For larger and thicker wires, strips, cables, tubes, rods, etc. Available with pin stub or M4 threaded hole
  • EM-Tec mini SampleClamp includes a single screw with a washer to clamp specimen. The EM-Tec mini SampleClamps are based on SEM stubs and are available in pin stub, Hitachi m4 stub and JEOL cylinder stub format. The Em-Tec mini SampleClamps can also be used in conjunction with thin disposable aluminium sheet squares or discs.

When the  EM-Tec SEM stub adapters are used, the EM-Tec SampleClamp holders can be adapted to virtually any SEM.

#12-000309
EM-Tec SC2 SampleClamp SEM holder
25x15mm sample area, M4

#10-002212
EM-Tec PS3 mini pin stub SampleClamp 0-2mm
Ø12.7mm, pin

Capacity, size and compatibility of the EM-Tec SampleClamp SEM holders:

Product #

Name

Capacity

Dimensions w/o pin

Slide holding method

SEM stage compatibility

12-000208

EM-Tec SC1

15x10mm

23x20x9mm

2x S-Clamps

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-000308

EM-Tec SC1

15x10mm

23x20x9mm

2x S-Clamps

M4 thread

12-000209

EM-Tec SC2

25x15mm

33x25x9mm

2x S-Clamps

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-000309

EM-Tec SC2

25x15mm

33x25x9mm

2x S-Clamps

M4 thread

10-002212

EM-Tec PS3

10x10mm

Ø12.7×3.2mm

Screw/washer

Standard 3.2mm pin

12-000311

EM-Tec HS3

10x10mm

Ø15x10mm

Screw/washer

M4 thread

12-000503

EM-Tec JS3

10x10mm

Ø12.2x10mm

Screw/washer

JEOL Ø12.2 stub