High purity conductive double sided adhesive carbon tabs and tapes
Especially developed for SEM / EDS applications the material used for both the carbon tabs and carbon tapes is fully transparent for EDS with only trace amounts of Al and Si. The material is constructed using a non-woven liner coated on both sides with a conductive, carbon filled, pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. The total thickness of the material is approximately 125µm with an adhesive thickness of 45µm on both sides. The adhesive used has a high adhesion strength to metals, plastics, ceramics, wafers, rubber, wood, glass, paper, and small particles or fibres. The conductivity of the carbon tapes and tabs is lower than the conductivity of our double sided copper tape.
Features and benefits of Micro to Nano double sided carbon tabs and carbon tapes are:
- Thin material; 125µm total with 45µm on each side of a 35µm non-woven carrier
- Plastic liner on both sides
- Temperature range -20°C to + 60°C
- Low outgassing rates
- Fully EDS transparent high purity for EDS applications
- High strength thin adhesive (2x45µm) combined with high tack
- Long shelf life and can be stored in a refrigerator
- Resistance: 50K-200K
High purity, conductive, double sided, adhesive carbon tabs
High purity conductive double sided adhesive carbon tabs are supplied on a clear plastic sheet with a white plastic liner tab. Available as Ø6mm, Ø9mm, Ø12mm and Ø25mm carbon tabs.
To use: Lift the tab from the clear backing sheet, press the sticky surface to the mount, then peel away the white liner tab leaving the adhesive exposed. Mount your specimen on the exposed adhesive. Alternatively, the white liner tab can be removed, the stub pressed on the exposed carbon tab and the clear plastic lifted off. Sharp pointed tweezers can used to lift the tab from the liner. Carbon tabs can be easily removed with isopropanol, ethyl acetate, ethanol or acetone.
High purity, conductive, double sided, adhesive carbon tapes
The material used is identical to that used on the tabs with one difference - tapes are self-wound with a thin white liner on one side of the tape. The tape can be shaped into custom forms, strips and cut-outs. Available with 8mm, 12mm and 20mm width and 20m long.
To use: Cut to the required length from the roll and cut to shape if needed (with care since one side has exposed adhesive). Adhere tape to the specimen support, remove the top liner and adhere specimen to the tape. Sharp pointed tweezers can be used to lift the liner from the adhesive. Carbon tape can be removed with isopropanol, ethyl acetate, ethanol or acetone.