The 208C High Vacuum Turbo Carbon Coater from Cressington offers high quality carbon coating techniques for TEM, STEM, SEM, EDS/WDS, EBSD and microprobe applications. The compact, turbo pumped system requires only a standard power outlet and occupies minimal bench top space. The practical chamber size of 150mm diameter allows for rapid pump down and coating cycle times of around 10 minutes. The use of ultra purity carbon rods in a high vacuum chamber gives the high quality coating needed for critical TEM, EBSD, high resolution SEM and microprobe work. The modular design permits rapid change between a variety of applications with optimized conditions. Optional accessories for the 208C are:

  • Metal evaporation module for shadowing techniques can be mounted adjacent to the carbon source
  • Dedicated EM aperture cleaning head
  • Glow discharge head for cleaning TEM grids
  • Auxiliary Power Unit to drive the Metal Evaporation, Aperture cleaning and Glow Discharge accessories
  • Rotary-Tilting stage for TEM shadowing techniques or coating large samples like microscope slides for carbon support films
  • Rotary-Planetary-Tilting stage for multiple sample coating for SEM, EDS/WDS and EBSD applications and/or enhanced uniformity
  • MTM-10 thickness monitor unit for precise and reproducible coating thickness


  • Voltage controlled rod source gives multiple evaporation capabilities
  • Feedback loop enables precise and consistent coating thickness
  • Choice of operation methods for optimized operation
  • Automatic evaporation control gives ease of use in busy environments
  • Low cost, high resolution thickness monitor ensures reproducible results
  • 80 ltr/sec turbo pump on a 150mm diameter chamber gives rapid pumpdown
  • Optional Dry Scroll Pump available
  • Reduces operating cost in several ways:
    1. No need for water cooling
    2. No need for warm up or cool down
    3. No need for LN2 (dry nitrogen gas optional)
    4. Short cycle time
    5. Space saving, compact bench top design