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Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPS2) - Gatan 695

Facility: Electron MicroscopyCategory: Electron Microscopy Full Catalog

The Gatan Model 695 Precision Ion Polishing System (PIPSII) is used for non mechanical thinning of primarily materials samples for TEM analysis. Due to the slow nature of the ion polishing process, samples are typically pre-thinned mechancially. The Gatan PIPS2  is equipped with two Argon ion guns using argon with accelerating voltages that can be varied between 8.0 kV and down to 0.1 kV to minimize damage to the samples.

Manufacturer: Gatan 695