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NanoFab Tool: Ted Pella easiGlow Glow Discharge Cleaning System

Image: Pelco Easiglow Glow  Discharge  Cleaning  System

The PELCO easiGlow Glow Discharge Cleaning System is primarily designed to clean and functionalize transmission electron microscopy carbon support films.  A glow discharge treatment with air makes the carbon support film surface negatively charged and hydrophilic, allowing samples suspended in an aqueous solution to disperse more evenly on the support film.


  • Plasma current = 0 mA to 30 mA
  • Working Vacuum Range = 0.2 mbar to 1.1 mbar
  • Chamber Size = 106 mm x 90 mm
  • Process Platform = 75 mm with recess for 25 mm x 75 mm slide

Usage Information

Supported Sample Sizes

  • 3 mm TEM grids, supported on the supplied grid holder or on a 25 mm x 75 mm glass slide.

Typical Applications

  • Hydrophilization of TEM carbon support films
  • Cleaning TEM grids
Created September 17, 2018, Updated February 24, 2023