PELCO SEM Q specimen mounts, pin mount

The PELCO Q Pin Stubs have been especially designed for correlative microscopy, corroborative SEM investigations and repetitive SEM imaging/analysis and specimen preparation. The square stubs have an easy to locate reference notch on one of the corners. Using the SEM X and Y stage movements and read-outs, each position on the PELCO Q Stub can be easily indexed to the reference notch. Once the position of a location is recorded with reference to the reference notch, the location can be easily found again using the same SEM, another SEM or FIB system, X-ray imaging system, Auger system, SIMS, light microscope or any imaging system with X and Y stage movements. It will work with manual, motorised and computerised stages as long as there is a position read-out. Depending on the precision of the stage, the recorded position can be retrieved with an accuracy of ±5µm. The reference notch in the corner of the PELCO Q Stubs ena...

The PELCO Q Pin Stubs have been especially designed for correlative microscopy, corroborative SEM investigations and repetitive SEM imaging/analysis and specimen preparation. The square stubs have an easy to locate reference notch on one of the corners. Using the SEM X and Y stage movements and read-outs, each position on the PELCO Q Stub can be easily indexed to the reference notch. Once the position of a location is recorded with reference to the reference notch, the location can be easily found again using the same SEM, another SEM or FIB system, X-ray imaging system, Auger system, SIMS, light microscope or any imaging system with X and Y stage movements. It will work with manual, motorised and computerised stages as long as there is a position read-out. Depending on the precision of the stage, the recorded position can be retrieved with an accuracy of ±5µm. The reference notch in the corner of the PELCO Q Stubs enables intrinsic indexing – no additional holders needed and the locations are all relative to the notch in the stub.

The sample surface of the PELCO Q Stubs is square for easy alignment of the sides of the Stub with the X and Y movements of the sample stage. An additional advantage is the larger sample surface area; over 20% larger than round stubs. Below the square top, the PELCO Q Stubs are identical to the conventional round pin mounts and are fully compatible with existing SEM grippers, storage boxes, sample preparation equipment and most multiple pin stub holders. Carbon tape can be used to make carbon tabs which cover the complete square surface.

Available in 12.7mm, 19mm and 25.4mm square sample surface and a standard 3.2mm pin. Compatible with SEMs, FESEMs and SEM/FIB systems from FEI/Philips, Tescan, Cambridge, Leica, Amray, ASPEX, and Camscan. Also suitable for ZEISS/LEO if they can cope with the longer 9mm pin instead of the standard 6mm pin.

Features:

  • Reference notch for intrinsic indexing of any location on the Stub
  • Square shape for easy alignment with the X-Y axis of SEM stage
  • Reliable retrieval of any position on the Q Stub
  • Ideal for correlative microscopy; same locations can be easily found on multiple imaging/analysing platforms with X-Y axis
  • Enables corroborative microscopy; share between SEM platforms or re-investigate same position afterwards
  • Perfect for repetitive microscopy and repetitive sample prep procedures; exact same position can be easily found and imaged over again
  • Larger sample area than traditional round stubs
  • Fully compatible with all existing tools, grippers, SEM holders and specimen preparation equipment


Code Title Style Size Pack Size Availability Price Updated: 03-07-2022
GTP16187-12 PELCO SEM Q specimen mounts, pin mount Plain 12.7mm Each 2 weeks AU $15.00
GTP16187-19 PELCO SEM Q specimen mounts, pin mount Plain 19mm Each 2 weeks AU $23.00
GTP16187-25 PELCO SEM Q specimen mounts, pin mount Plain 25.4mm Each 2 weeks AU $21.00
GTP16190-124 PELCO SEM Q specimen mounts, pin mount Engraved, 4 divisions 12.7mm Each 2 weeks AU $26.00
GTP16190-199 PELCO SEM Q specimen mounts, pin mount Engraved, 9 divisions 19mm Each 2 weeks AU $31.00
GTP16190-2516 PELCO SEM Q specimen mounts, pin mount Engraved, 16 divisions 25.4mm Each 2 weeks AU $27.00