Similar to MCA but distinguished by turbomolecular pressure & speed. An optional optical microscope can be installed to mount and observe specimens during plasma conditioning and potential leak observation from liquid/gas specimen cells. Plasma processing at lower vacuum increases plasma processing activity. To meet requirements of viewing gas and liquid sample cells in TEM holders the Chiaro performs the functions of leak checking, gas/liquid E-Chip viewing while mounting, surface hydrophilization and plasma processing.

Key Features

  • No assembly required
  • TEM holder loading through swing away chamber lid at 40X
  • Store 3 TEM holders under high vacuum
  • Pressure monitoring for possible gas/liquid cell leaks at <2e-5 Torr
  • Hydrophobic to hydrophilic surface plasma treatment
  • Plasma clean TEM holder pre and post sample prep
  • 3 position toggle switch (vent, on, off)
  • Touchscreen operation
  • Shift between multiple SEMs in minutes for in-situ ashing
  • Use reductive gas mixtures for polymer/organic samples
  • On board plasma driving gas cylinder


Work & Holiday Schedule

Normal Hours

ibssGroup’s normal work hours are based on California time:  

8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday through Friday

Holiday Schedule

Martin Luther King Jr.:  January 15
Memorial Day:  May 27
US Independence: July 4
Labor Day: September 2
US Thanksgiving: November 28 – 29
Winter Break:  December 24 thru January 2