President SEM high resolution replication kit

The President SEM replication kit is a two component silicone based moulding material with excellent low viscosity forming properties for high definition of fine structures. Polymerisation time is only 5-7 minutes and moulds can be removed from samples directly after polymerisation to obtain a negative mold.

Applications can vary from replication of biological materials to achieve a stable surface or replication of processes like damage, wear or strain on large structures.

The President replication kit can be used easily in the field and replaces the need to use fixative on suitable biological material. The silicone moulds can be filled with Spurrs (C035) to obtain a positive mould of the original surface and coated with A...

The President SEM replication kit is a two component silicone based moulding material with excellent low viscosity forming properties for high definition of fine structures. Polymerisation time is only 5-7 minutes and moulds can be removed from samples directly after polymerisation to obtain a negative mold.

Applications can vary from replication of biological materials to achieve a stable surface or replication of processes like damage, wear or strain on large structures.

The President replication kit can be used easily in the field and replaces the need to use fixative on suitable biological material. The silicone moulds can be filled with Spurrs (C035) to obtain a positive mould of the original surface and coated with Au or Au/Pd using a sputter coater. We advise to use Spurr since it has a low viscosity and provides excellent structure definition.

President replication kit yields good results with relatively long 10-30Micrometre microstructures with aspect ratios from 1-20, and is capable of resolving small structures down to 20nm.

Kit contents:
53mL base, 53mL catalyst, 6 x 30mL mixing cups and 6 wooden stirring sticks.

Reference:
Visualization of native Surfaces by Two-Step Molding , Stanislav, N.Gorb, Microscopy Today 15/2 March 2007, Page 44-46 (pdf)


Positive mould of the Ommatidia surface of the eye of the sphindid moth Amorpha populi

Positive mould of the Ommatidia surface of the eye of the sphindid moth Amorpha populi

Positive mould of the microtrichia of the damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Positive mould of the microtrichia of the damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Positive mould of the head setae of the fly Calliphora vicina

Positive mould of the head setae of the fly Calliphora vicina

Code Title Pack Size Availability Price
V120 President SEM high resolution replication kit kit 2 weeks AU $151.00
Code Title Pack Size Availability Price
V120 President SEM high resolution replication kit kit 2 weeks AU $151.00