Instruments and Dune Sciences, Inc. have entered into an exclusive
worldwide distribution agreement to sell Silicon Half Grids for in situ
lift-out. The Dune Sciences' Silicon Half Grids will be offered
for sale on the Omniprobe Products eStore, alongside other consumables
and holders for nanofabrication and nanomanipulation.
Silicon Half Grids for in situ FIB sample preparation provide a
dramatic improvement in the preparation of specimens for TEM,
tomography, and atom probe from virtually any material. Cryogenic
applications benefit from the superior rigidity that stands up to
multiple handling steps. Silicon provides an ultra-clean,
metal-free substrate that readily bonds with platinum and can easily be
modified to match sample geometry.
Silicon Half Grids are currently available in three configurations
to provide the ultimate flexibility for reproducible, quality samples
and resulting high-resolution imaging. The standard configuration has a
single mounting flat with a beveled mounting surface that mates well to
John Miller, president of Dune Sciences, stated "Dune is excited to
offer Silicon Half Grids in partnership with the leader in FIB
nanomanipulation solutions". Cheryl Hartfield, Business
Manager, Omniprobe Products, added, "We are pleased to offer our
customers new and innovative solutions for lift-out. Dune Sciences'
Silicon Half Grids provide unique advantages for improved sample
preparation and high quality results".