Electron Microscopy Facility

Gatan Precision Ion Polishing System


Dualbeam

Sample Preparation

Gatan Model 691 Precision Ion Polishing System

JSM-5600
Specifications:

Ion Guns: 2 Penning ion guns
Milling Angle: 10 to -10°
Ion Beam Energy: 1.5-5 keV
Beam Diameter: 0.35mm FWHM at 5keV
Specimen Size: 3 mm


The Gatan Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS) is used for final thinning to electron transparency of TEM samples. The argon ion polishing is performed by two variable-angle penning ion guns.