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DuraSiN Film support grids

[/text_output][text_output]DuraSiN Film support grids are composed of two materials. The area for specimen observation is fabricated from chemically robust,low-stress, planar silicon nitride films. This area is supported by a rigid silicon frame.

DuraSiN Film support grids provide a durable platform for sample preparation, cleaning, imaging, and analysis. Perfect for the analysis of colloids, powders, aerosols, and polymers, DuraSiN Film provides durable, non-organic, and low scatter substrates for quantitative TEM and X-ray analysis.

DuraSiN Film products are robust to most cleaning procedures, including acetone, alcohol, and oxygen plasma/UV ozone.

DuraSiN Ordering Guide (278 downloads ) [/text_output]

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Courtesy of Mike Salmon, North Carolina State University AIF

DuraSiN Advantage
  • DuraSiN products allow multiple microscopy techniques to be performed on the same specimen.
  • DuraSiN products are robust to solvents, bases, and acids, enabling samples under strong acidic or basic conditions to be grown, deposited, or synthesized directly onto a DuraSiN Film or Mesh.
  • DuraSiN products can withstand temperatures up to 1000 ºC. Samples grown or deposited on DuraSiN can be annealed or cured at elevated temperatures while mounted to a support grid.
  • DuraSiN products are robust to glow discharge and high energy plasma cleaning which can be used to modify the surface of DuraSiN products and remove any organic residuals from the sample preparation process respectively.
  • DuraSiN has an ultra-flat surface which reduces specimen preparation time and imaging artifacts introduced by other non-planar support grids.
  • DuraSiN provides a large viewing area free of grid bars so you can examine specimens through large tilt angles without losing data.
  • DuraSiN Mesh products provide a regular array of micron-scale holes, providing the highest resolution possible for nanowires, carbon nanotubes, fibers, powders, and colloids.


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