Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS II), Gatan MODEL 695
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The instrument designed to produce high-quality TEM specimens by argon ions polishing.
The Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS) is used for thinning and/or polishing of samples up to the several nm for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. Model 695 has improved ion guns to achieve better results than the previous model 691. Significant improvement is particularly effective in cleaning TEM lamellas prepared by FIB technique. For temperature-sensitive materials, the polishing can be carried out at low temperatures up to -120 ° C. The polishing process can be inspected by means of a colour camera with an image recording.