Coaters and Dryers

Many electron microscopy techniques require your sample to be coated and/or dried prior to imaging.

Tousimis Autosamdri 815B Critical Point Dryer

Capabilities:
- Fully automated
- Capable of processing small and large samples (up to 11.5 cm diameter)

Cost:
Critical point drying: BIF members: $1.92/CO2 pound, Academic users: $3.20/CO2 pound

Specifications:
Cabinet: 14.25” (W) x 11.75” (H) x 25.0” (L)
Chamber Size: 4.5” ID x 1.25” Depth
Temperature Gauge Range: -30C – 60C
Pressure Gauge Range: 0 – 2000 psi



Cressington 208HR High Resolution Sputter Coater

Capabilities:
- Sputter coating with a wide choice of coating target materials for FESEM

Cost:
Sputter coating: BIF members: $3.60/nm, Academic users: $6/nm

Specifications:
Sputter Coating Target: Au/Pd, Pt/Pd, Cr
Sample Stage: Non-repetitive rotary planetary motion with manual tilt 0 – 90 and variable speed
Thickness Control: MTM20 with better than 0.1 nm resolution
Vacuum: Atm – 0.0001 mb
Current: 0 – 100 mA

Leica EM ACE200 Low Vacuum Coater

Capabilities:
- Fully automated
- Capable of producing a homogenous metal or carbon coat for both TEM and SEM imaging
- Glow discharge for rendering TEM grids hydrophilic

Cost:
Carbon Coating: BIF members: $11.88/nm, Academic users: $19.80/each