The Gentle Asher has been specifically designed to expand the GV10x investment for sample cleaning prior to inserting into the EM chamber. The Gentle Asher Chamber, which is integrated with a GV10x, is ideal for preventing black scan square deposits.
The GVGA is not a plasma cleaner in the traditional sense since the plasma species are not accelerated but downstream with energies ≤ 30ev so ion sputter and specimen topography damage are eliminated. Atomic O2 produced in the GV10x plasma source removing hydrocarbon contamination from samples by chemical interaction that produce CO2, CO & H2O molecules which are then pumped away.
- All GV10x DS Asher features
- Make hydrophobic surfaces hydrophilic
- Store and clean 3 TEM holders under vacuum
- Plasma processing with reductive gas mixtures for polymer/organic samples
- Non-Damaging - No sample heat from K.E. bombardment
- Repeatable removal rate of 1.5 nm/min