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Sample Cleaner ZONESEM & ZONETEM

The ZONE cleaner is a powerful and easy tool for removing hydrocarbon contamination of electron microscopy samples. ZONE is an easy-to-use cleaner for pre-analysis sample preparation, ensuring the best possible data from your SEM or TEM samples.


Sample surfaces are inevitably contaminated with hydrocarbon due to sample preparation or storage. The ZONE desktop sample cleaner/desiccator gently removes that contamination to reveal the true surface of your specimens. The device is available in two models: the ZONESEM and the ZONETEM.


The sample holder stage of the ZONESEM was designed for Hitachi Type I and Type II carriers. It provides adjustable height capabilities and can effectively clean surfaces up to 70 mm in diameter, and optional holders are available.


The ZONETEM provides optimized cleaning of TEM grid specimens via simultaneous cleaning and storage of up to three TEM holders. The ZONETEM is designed specifically for Hitachi specimen holders for TEM, STEM, FIB, and in-lens SEM systems, and it serves as an excellent desiccator to prevent holder out-gassing.


Application Data

Sample: Mesoporous Titanium Oxide

(a) Before ZONE Cleaning

(b) After ZONE Cleaning

Sample : Gold on Carbon

(a) Before ZONE Cleaning

(b) After ZONE Cleaning

Sample: Magnetic Tape

(a) Before ZONE Cleaning

(b) After ZONE Cleaning



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