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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.

Specifications/Capabilities

  • 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 November 22, 2019