Manufacture and sale of the GV10x Downstream Asher, the most effective way to remove carbon contamination from vacuum chambers, and the Gentle Asher™ Chamber, an effective means of sample cleaning without damage.
Vince Carlino founded ibss Group, Inc. in 2002, to turn brilliant ideas into affordable tools. In 2007 ibss Group began cooperating with an inventor of a unique, patented plasma source. ibss Group developed and produced the GV10x, a new paradigm in situ downstream plasma asher.
Competitively priced, the GV10x Downstream Asher reduces carbon & hydrocarbon contamination 10 to 20 times more effectively than traditional methods at vacuum pressures safe for turbo molecular pump (TMP) operation. Artifacts in SEM images are gone; the microscope maintains high resolution and beam stability. Black scan squares are eliminated in SEM images. Carbon contamination in FIB and TEM systems can be controlled as well.
The GV10x, when coupled to the Gentle Asher™ Chamber, can clean specimens prior to examination. Reports from customers claim that this combination mitigates carbon on TEM holders/specimens and SEM samples with less damage and at less than ½ the cost of typical 'plasma cleaners'.