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SEM Supplies and Accessories Overview

Essential SEM Consumables for JEOL SEMs


Specimen Mounts and Specimen Preparation

Standard aluminum Specimen Mounts with 15 and 25mm diameter

specimen mount size cylindrical sem specimen mount

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JEOL, Aluminum
16237 Specimen Mount Ø12.2 x 5mm pkg/50 $62.50
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pkg/100 106.00
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JEOL, Aluminum
16150 Specimen Mount, Ø25 x 5mm pkg/10 $19.00
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pkg/50 87.50
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Specimen Mounts for X-ray analysis: graphite

dimensions

cylindrical carbon mount for SEM

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16733 Carbon Mount 12.2mm dia. x 10mm length pkg/10 $14.00
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pkg/100 128.00
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jeol graphite sem mount dimensions jeol Carbon sem mount 25x10mm for SEM

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16782 Carbon Mount 25mm dia. x 10mm length pkg/10 $46.50
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pkg/100 442.00
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Specimen Mount Grippers for 15 and 25mm SEM mounts

cylinder mount gripper, 15mm

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1666 PELCO® Cylinder Mount Gripper, for 15mm dia., 140mm L each $14.95
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cylindrical mount gripper, 25mm

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1659-25 PELCO® Cylinder Mount Gripper, for 25mm dia., 153mm L each $15.95
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Conductive specimen paint/glue to mount specimens on SEM mounts

PELCO® Isopropanol Base Conductive Graphite Adhesive

PELCO® Isopropanol Based Graphite Paint

Conductive graphite paint, primarily designed for SEM sample preparation. The graphite flakes, with an average size of 1µm, are bonded by a cellulose resin with isopropanol as diluent. Good bonding properties on most materials. Graphite content is 20%. Ideal to mount samples on sample stubs or to make a conductive path to the sample surface. Let fully dry before using in the SEM. Maximum service temperature: 200° C. Use Graphite Paint Extender to dilute when needed.
F, I -
16053, 16053-20, 16053-SPC SDS (184KB PDF)
F, I - 16054 SDS (126KB PDF)
Technical Notes, PELCO® Conductive Graphite Isopropanol Based (116KB PDF)
Conductive Adhesives Comparison Table

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16053 PELCO® Conductive Graphite, Isopropanol base, 30g each $7.25
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16053-20 PELCO® Conductive Graphite, Isopropanol base, Squeeze Bottle, 20g each 6.25
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16054 Graphite Paint Extender, 30ml each 5.95
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PELCO® Conductive Liquid Silver Paint

Composition:
1-Methoxy-2 Propanol base
60% Ag
Specific Gravity = 2.25 g/cc.
Viscosity = 455 poise

PELCO® Conductive Liquid Silver Paint

a reliable conductive ground path for SEM specimens
Air drying silver paint to make effective ground. Curable at room temperature and has high adhesion to any material. Surfaces do not have to be prepared prior to application and will adhere to such materials as polymer (phenolic) boards, ceramic, glass, metal, plastic and fiberglass. It should be mixed well with a spatula before using. RoHS compliant.

The container is offered in two sizes (15g and 30g) and is provided with an applicator brush. Silver flake grain size is an average of 80%, <1.0µm. Sheet resistance is 0.02 ohms per square @ 1 mil (0.001” = 0.025mm) thickness and is a function of the coating. Service temperature range is -40°C to 200°C.
Use #16021 gold/silver thinner/extender to dilute when needed.

Technical Notes, PELCO® Colloidal Silver, Product Numbers. 16031, 16034 (417KB PDF)
F, I - 16031, 16034 SDS (153KB PDF)
F, I - 16021 SDS (PDF 147KB)

Conductive Adhesives Comparison Table

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16031 PELCO® Colloidal Silver, 30g each $71.25
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16034 PELCO® Colloidal Silver, 15g each 43.25
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16021 PELCO® SEM-Gold/Silver Thinner/Extender, 25ml each 6.75
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carbon conductive tabs SEM mounts not included.

PELCO Tabs™ Carbon Conductive Tabs, Double Coated

The simplicity of application and smooth, clean surfaces of PELCO Tabs™ Carbon Conductive Tabs are a significant improvement compared to many of the other common adhesives that have been used in SEM mounting. Both tab sides have a thick conductive adhesive (conductive inner tab is 35µm and the adhesive is 45µm on each side for a total thickness of 125µm [5 mils]) with a liner on both sides, a transparent liner and white liner respectively. They are ready for immediate use. The top protective liner does not have to be removed until the sample is ready to be mounted. This reduces possible contamination. Outgassing is negligible.

Application of the tab to a mount or surface should be done slowly and carefully to maintain surface smoothness.

The conductive adhesive is a carbon filled acrylic, free of solvents. It can be removed from the specimen mount with ethyl acetate, ethanol, isopropanol, alcohols or our 3M™ Adhesive Remover 80924 which is solvent-free. Temperature maximum is 60°C (140°F). High purity carbon tabs may contain very small impurities of Al and Si; see EDX Spectra.
This product may also be used for gunshot residue analysis.
Many laboratories use these tabs for SEM in a large diversity of applications. Refrigeration will increase shelf life but a warm up period of one hour is then required before use.
The PELCO Tabs™ consist of a carbon fiber mat impregnated with carbon filled acrylic adhesive. There is no internal carrier film.

Technical Notes, PELCO Tabs™ (958KB PDF)
16084-6, 16084-3, 16084-1, 16084-2 MSDS (90KB PDF)

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16084-6 PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 6mm OD pkg/112 $14.50
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16084-3 PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 9mm OD pkg/98 14.50
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16084-1 PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 12mm OD pkg/100 14.50
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16084-2 PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 25mm OD pkg/54 29.90
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carbon conductive tape

Carbon Conductive Tapes, Double Coated

These carbon tapes are conductive and may be used conveniently for scanning electron microscopy or EDS applications.
This is the same material as the PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, but in tape form. The tape form allows for special application uses such as custom sizes, cut-outs and shapes. The purity of this tape is identical to the PELCO Tabs™; only very small impurities of Al and Si may be found.

Both sides of the tape have a thick conductive adhesive (conductive inner film is 35µm and the adhesive is 45µm on each side for a total of 125µm [5 mils]) with a white liner. The double adhesive and conductive design permits quick mounting of samples without using liquid or colloidal adhesives.
The tape is relatively solid and non-porous and does not absorb small samples. The variety of widths affords efficient application to various specimen mount surface sizes. Thickness is 0.16mm. Available in four widths. Can be used down to -20°C (-4°F) and temperature maximum is 60°C (140°F). Available in 8, 12, 20, 25, and 50mm W x 20m L (.31, .47, .79, .98, and 1.96" x 21.8 yd). Core diameter is 76mm (3"). SEM mounts not included.

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16073 Carbon Tape, 8mm W x 20m L each $27.25
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16073-1 Carbon Tape, 12mm W x 20m L each 45.45
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16073-2 Carbon Tape, 20mm W x 20m L each 67.25
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16073-4 Carbon Tape, 25mm W x 20m L each 89.50
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16073-3 Carbon Tape, 50mm W x 20m L each 134.55
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copper conductive tape

3M™ Copper Conductive Tapes, Single Adhesive Surface

The tape is easily cut to size and may be quickly applied to a specimen mount or other surface. Carbon or metallic coating normally is applied to the sample and mount. An electrical discharge bridge is then completed from sample, through the copper and its conductive glue to the grounded specimen mount.
The tape is dead soft copper with a conductive acrylic adhesive. It is supplied on a removable liner for easy handling and cutting. The tape offers excellent conductivity through the foil backing.
This tape is 6.3mm W x 16.46m L (1/4" x 18 yd) or 12.7mm W x 16.46m L (1/2" x 18 yd) and the core diameter is 76mm (3").

Foil Thickness: 0.04mm (.0014")
Total Thickness: 0.07mm (.0028")
Resistance through Adhesive: 0.005 ohm

Technical Notes, 16072 (63KB PDF)
16072, 16072-1 MSDS (33KB PDF)

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16072 3M™ Copper Conductive Tape, 6.3mm (1/4") W x 16.46m L each $19.50
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16072-1 3M™ Copper Conductive Tape, 12.7mm (1/2") W x 16.46m L each 42.10
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Specimen Storage

sem cylinder mount storage box

Plastic Box with JEOL 12.2 and 12.5mm SEM Cylinder Mount Specimen Holder

The “Standard” plastic box with specimen holder. This box is ideal for JEOL 12.2mm cylinder mounts and will hold 12.5mm dia, mounts but 12.5 fit will be very tight.

For 12.5mm diameter JEOL cylinder mounts.

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16140 Plastic Box, Standard, with Cylinder Mount Specimen Holder, 12.5mm dia. each 1+ $4.70
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Cleaning supplies



pikal paste polish for metals

Pikal® Polishing Paste for Wehnelt cleaning

Pikal® Polishing Paste is a thick paste with a high content of solids (abrasives) and is supplied in a tin. Yields good results in instrumentation cleaning and surface finishing in manufacturing. Can be used to remove "hard" stains on metal, glass and enamels. Also used for precision polishing of parts with a narrow tolerance. Can be used on buffing wheels. Widely used to clean vacuum systems, deposition sources and stainless steel chambers. Can be applied to wipes or cotton swabs for polishing. Test first when used on softer materials such as copper, aluminum and soft metal alloys.
SDS (PDF 150kb)
more polish

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893-10 Pikal® Polishing Paste, 250 gram tin each $29.45
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round, double head cotton swabs

Cotton Swabs, Round, Double Head

Round cotton heads with polypropylene handles. Packaged 100 pieces in a polypropylene dispensing box with closing lid. Total length is 7.6cm (3").

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80910 Cotton Swab, Round, Double Head, 7.6cm (3") box/100 $1.80
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pointed, double head cotton swabs Cotton Swabs

Cotton Swabs, Pointed, Double Head

Pointed cotton heads with polypropylene handles. Total length is 7.6cm (3"). Sold as pack of 200.

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80911 Cotton Swab, Pointed, Double Head, 7.6cm (3") box/200 $5.95
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bamboo splints

Bamboo Splints

A neat way to hold tissue for mincing or to move and sort samples. May also be used for cleaning apertures or as an applicator stick. Pointed on one end. Available in 15 and 20cm (6" and 8") length. Diameter is approximately 2.75mm (0.11"). Sold in packages of 100.

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116 Bamboo Splints, 15cm (6") long pkg/100 $2.85
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118 Bamboo Splints, 20cm (8") long pkg/100 3.05
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wooden picks

Wooden Picks for Wehnelt and aperture cleaning

Cleaned, packaged in a clear dispenser with exit hole to keep the picks clean. Useful for picking, cleaning, sorting and holding.
Double-pointed, 65mm L (2-1/2").
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11620 Wooden Picks box/100 $4.25
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latex gloves

Latex Laboratory Gloves

Made of natural latex, molded and double-dipped for high elasticity with a smooth, comfortable fit. Gloves have a protective beaded cuff and fit either hand. Non-sterile. Powder-free.
Length: 9" (230mm)
Thickness: 5 mil (0.13mm)
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81840 Latex Gloves, powder-free, small box/100 $12.75
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81841 Latex Gloves, powder-free, medium box/100 10.45
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81842 Latex Gloves, powder-free, large box/100 10.45
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81843 Latex Gloves, powder-free, X-large box/100 10.45
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UltraSense Blue Nitrile Gloves

High Sensitivity Nitrile Gloves

Ultra-soft, next generation nitrile formulation provides the relaxed, comfortable fit and feel that you would expect from a latex glove. The strong, high quality nitrile offers reliable barrier protection against many hazardous and infectious substances. Inexpensive and disposable, use to avoid cross contamination. Textured fingers provide an outstanding grip in wet and dry environments. A superior value, ambidextrous, synthetic glove that has a beaded cuff and is powder-free. 100 gloves per dispenser box.

Enlargement shows the finely textured finger tips for better grip.

Available in blue, indigo or black.

Average Length: 9.6" (245mm) Size L
Palm Thickness: 2 mil (0.05mm)
Finger Thickness: 3 mil (0.07mm)

Length: 9.6" (245mm)
Palm thickness: 3.5 mil (0.09mm)
Finger thickness: 4.7 mil (0.12mm)
also available in indigo and black
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81850 UltraSense™ Nitrile Gloves, size S box/100 $10.85
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81851 UltraSense™ Nitrile Gloves, size M box/100 10.85
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81852 UltraSense™ Nitrile Gloves, size L box/100 10.85
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81853 UltraSense™ Nitrile Gloves, size XL box/100 10.85
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twill-jean

Twill-Jean Cleaning Cloth

the most popular EM cleaning cloth

Lintless, pure cotton, cut on a bias. For sensitive EM polishing and cleaning applications.
Sizes: 4" x 4" (10.2 x 10.2cm); 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2cm);
9" x 9" (22.9 x 22.9cm); 17" x 17" (43.2 x 43.2cm)

MSDS (97KB PDF)
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812-2 Twill-Jean Cleaning Cloths, Cotton, 22.9 x 22.9CM (9" x 9") pkg/100 $26.50
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96% Isopropyl alcohol wipes

Lint-Free Cleaning Pads, Pre-Saturated with 96% Isopropyl Alcohol

Individually packed, lint-free cleaning wipes, saturated with 96% Isopropyl Alcohol and are safe for skin contact. Removes dust, dirt, oxides and most contaminants from instrumentation, tools and electronic equipment. Pad size is 3" x 4" in individually sealed packs.
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81242 Lint Free Cleaning Pads, 96% Isopropyl Alcohol, 3"x4" pk/60 $18.30
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pre-moistened 70% isopropyl wipes

Cleaning Wipes size 9" x 11", Pre-Saturated with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol

Class 100 cleanroom compatible cleaning wipes, pre-saturated with 70% Isopropyl alcohol and 30% deionized water. The fabric is constructed of continuous polypropylene fibers bonded with together with a meltblown process. This ensures superior strength with low fiber and particulate generation. The solvent ratio has been found most effective for cleaning and provides efficient drying without leaving a residue. Wipes are packed in a resealable polyethylene pouch.

Perfect for general cleaning, maintenance, wipe-down, final inspection and field use.
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81244 Lint Free Cleaning Pads, Polypropylene, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, 9"x11" pk/30 $14.18
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multi wipes

MultiWipes™

An alternative laboratory wipe, at large savings. Wipes are made from 100% recycled paper fibers.

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809-1 MultiWipes™, Small, 11.4 x 21.1cm (4.5" x 8.3"), 280/box case/12 1-4 $45.85
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5+ 43.55
809-2 MultiWipes™, Large, 38.1 x 42.2cm (15" x 16.6"), 140/box, each 1-17 11.40
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18+ 10.83




Useful links to other SEM sample preparation products:

Complete selection of JEOL Specimen mounts
Specimen holders for JEOL SEMs
Tweezers
Coating systems for non-conductive specimens