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EM-Tec transmission-EBSD sample holders for TEM and FIB grids

EBSD analysis is a powerful microstructural crystallographic characterisation technique for crystalline or polycrystalline materials. Standard EBSD analysis on bulk samples and surfaces is performed on high-tilt samples (typically 70° from horizontal). The EBSD pattern reveals the crystal orientation and in polycrystalline materials the variation of orientation amongst the crystals. For optimum EBSD results, deformation free, polished surfaces are needed.

Transmission EBSD (t-EBSD) analysis is only possible on (very) thin TEM specimens on a TEM grid or on a TEM lamella attached to a FIB grid. EBSD analysis on thin samples can be performed in backscatter mode at 70° tilt (from horizontal) or transmision mode at 20° (from horizontal). For transmission EBSD or t-EBSD it is imperative that transmitted electrons can reach the EBSD detector without any obstruction.

EM-Tec  t-EBSD holders are specifically designed to generate transmission Kikuchi patterns. The t-EBSD holders include an opening of Ø2mm in the base. The top is formed by a fork-shaped phosphor bronze clip which clamps the TEM or FIB grid so that t-EBSD imaging and analysis is possible over the Ø2mm  area.
EM-Tec t-EBSD holders are available with one to three TEM grid capacity. The choice of configurations include:

  • EM-Tec T1 t-EBSD sample holder for a single TEM or FIB grid, standard Ø3.2mm (1/8”) pin to be mounted on existing pre-tilt holders
  • EM-Tec T3 t-EBSD sample holder for three TEM or FIB grids, standard Ø3.2mm (1/8”) pin to be mounted on existing pre-tilt holders
  • EM-Tec TE1 t-EBSD sample holder kit for a single TEM or FIB grid with 70° and 20° pre-tilt, pin / M4
  • EM-Tec TE3 t-EBSD sample holder kit for three TEM or FIB grid with 70° and 20° pre-tilt, pin / M4

Capacity, size and compatibility of the EM-Tec t-EBSD sample holder and kits

Product #

Style

Tilt angles

Size w/o pin

TEMT-EBSD Grid Capacity

Compatibility

12-002371

EM-Tec T1

–    t-EBSD

6x11x4.5mm

1

3.2mm pin stub

12-002373

EM-Tec T3

–    t-EBSD

16x11x4.5mm

3

3.2mm pin stub

12-002271

EM-Tec TE1

70° /20° t-EBSD

Ø12.7 x 30mm

1

3.2mm pin stub

12-002273

EM-Tec TE3

70° /20° t-EBSD

Ø12.7 x 30mm

3

3.2mm pin stub

12-003271

EM-Tec TE1

70° /20° t-EBSD

Ø12.7 x 30mm

1

M4 thread

12-003273

EM-Tec TE3

70° /20° t-EBSD

Ø12.7 x 30mm

3

M4 thread

 

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