Sample Preparation

Great science with good tools is what we are looking for ... but nothing is possible without good samples.

Surface & Cross-Section Preparation

JEOL Cross Section Polisher II
Argon Ion Cross Section Polisher

JEOL Cross Section Polisher II: Large area argon ion beam cross-section and plane view preparation.

WELL-3032 wire saw Well

ATM cutting machine

Sommer GS-1000 wire saw

WELL-3032 horizontal wire saw

WELL-3241 vertical wire saw

Allied Multriprep Allied
Disc Polisher

Allied MultiPrep for parallel and angle polishing

Struers RotoPol-25 polisher

Tegramin 25 polisher

Buehler VibroMet-2

Buehler MiniMet-1000


Cressington 328 high-vacuum carbon/metal coater

Cressington 328 high-vacuum carbon/metal coater

Cressington 108 Carbon Coater

Cressington 108 Gold Coater

TEM Sample Preparation

Fischione NanoMill
Aron Ion Mill

Fischione 1040 NanoMill: Low-voltage argon ion polishing system for site selective thinning of TEM sample

Gatan PIPS
Precision Ion Polishing System

Gatan 691 PIPS with additional low-voltage argon ion polishing system and optional cryo cooling

Gatan 691 PIPS with additional low-voltage argon ion polishing system

Gatan 656 Dimple Grinder Gatan Inc.
TEM Grid Cutting & Dimpling

Gatan Ultrasonic Cutter

Gatan 656 dimple grinder

Gatan 623 disc grinder

Struers Tenupol 5 Struers
Electro Polishing System

Struers TenuPol-5

Leica EM UC7

Leica EM UC7 Ultramicrotome for Preparation of flat surface and ultrathin slices of polymers and composites using various diamond knifes.

Sample Cleaning

Fischione 1070 Plasma Cleaner Fischione
Plasma Cleaner

Fischione 1070 Plasma Cleaner: Ar, Ar/O2 and Ar/H2 plasma cleaner for removal of organic contaminants.

Fischione 1020 Plasma Cleaner
Plasma Cleaner

Fischione 1020 Plasma Cleaner: Ar and Ar/O2 plasma cleaner for removal of organic contaminants.

Sample Handling

Glovebox MBraun

Glovebox MBraun MB10

GS Mega Line Glovebox Glovebox Systemtechnik

Glovebox GS Megaline 2


Flowbox to reduce dust during sample handling

SmarAct Micromanipulator Christian Kübel, KIT

Micromanipulator system inside glove box to enable remote controlled TEM sample handling and loading.

Optical Microscopes

Leica M80 Leica
Leica M80 Optical Microscope
Leica AxioTech Microscope
Leica AxioTech Stereomicroscope
Leica S6 Stereomicroscope Leica
Leica S6E Stereomicroscope
Zeiss Optical Microscope

Further Preparation Tools

Struers LaboPress-1 Struers

Struers LaboPress-1 infiltration system