The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater from Ted Pella has been specifically designed for scanning electron microscopy sample preparation and X-Ray micro-analysis.

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater with Ø150 mm Chamber. Image Credit: Ted Pella, Inc

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater has similar technical specifications concerning the carbon coating capabilities as the standard 108C Auto Carbon Coater. The unique feature of the Auto/SE is the bigger, 150 mm outer diameter chamber that will house the optional Rotary Tilting Stage or Rotary Planetary Tilting Stage.

The benefit of utilizing the Rotary Planetary Tilting Stage is that highly topographic specimens or bigger specimens could be coated evenly to offer improved conductivity when executing EDX analysis on such specimens. The 208C High Vacuum Turbo Carbon Coater is the carbon coater of choice for highly demanding STEM, TEM, EBSD, and microprobe applications.

How do the 108C auto and the 108C Auto/SE compare?

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How do the 108C Auto and the 108C Auto/SE compare?
108C Auto/SE

108C Auto
1. Increased chamber diameter
Chamber size has been increased to permit coating of larger samples. Standard Chamber 150 mm dia. x 165 mm
Ø150 mm Ø120 mm
2. Variable chamber geometry (option)
Adjustable chamber height is used to improve coating uniformity and vary the deposition rate
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3. Sample stage movements (option)
Separate rotary, planetary and tilting sample movements to optimize coating distribution and coverage.
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Fixing the 108 Auto/SE Carbon Coater with an optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting or Rotary-Tilting Stage to house large or multiple samples is possible.

The 9524 Rotary-Planetary-Tilting RPT Stage Shown with optional MTM Crystal Monitor from Ted Pella, Inc.

Optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting (RPT) Stage (#9524) demonstrating variable speed settings and adjustable tilt. Shown with MTM crystal monitor installed, also optional. Video Credit: Ted Pella, Inc

Optional Rotary-Tilting (RT) Stage (#9660).

Optional Rotary-Tilting (RT) Stage (#9660). Image Credit: Ted Pella, Inc

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater could be equipped with an optional MTM-10 Thickness Measurement System. Resolution is better than 0.1 nm for carbon. Careful usage of the monitor and evaporation controller improves coating thickness reproducibility in the useful 15 nm to 25 nm range.

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater with MTM-10 High Resolution Thickness Monitor. Image Credit: Ted Pella, Inc

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