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Materials Science Overview
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Scribing & Cleaving Overview

Now Manufactured by & Available from Ted Pella, Inc.

PELCO® LatticeAx® 120

Indent and Cleaving System

The PELCO® LatticeAx® 120 base system (formerly from LatticeGear™) comprises a scribeless cleaving instrument with fine, adjustable control of the indentation action on the sample surface, followed by a precision controlled 3-point cleaving step for the production of a high-quality cleaved sample cross-section.

It includes a LatticeAx® vacuum stage to secure the sample during the indentation step; a precision, low-profile linear stage to accurately set the indentation position; a pre-installed diamond indenter; and a small vacuum pump with its connection hose.

It is a compact, versatile and powerful cleaving tool for downsizing and cross sectioning a wide range of substrates including Silicon, GaAs, InP, Sapphire, and Glass. With the PELCO® LatticeAx®, you can cleave your samples as they are, without additional preparation or strict rules on the size, shape, thickness, edge quality and material type.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54320 PELCO® LatticeAx® 120 Sample Cleaving System each P.O.R.
54320-220 PELCO® LatticeAx® 120 Sample Cleaving System, 220V each P.O.R.

Small Sample Hold-downs

The PELCO® Small Sample Cleaver™

Using simple mechanics, the PELCO® Small Sample Cleaver™ (formerly from LatticeGear™) uses a novel sample holder and a cleaving platform to safely cleave samples into chips as small as 2 x 2mm. The novel sample holder allows samples from 4-10mm to be held during indenting and cleaving. No more handling samples directly with fingers – gloved hands are ok. The holder has no screws, springs or pins. Accepts samples from 3-15mm in width and 200-900µm in thickness.


  • Accepts samples from 3-15mm in width and 200-900µm in thickness
  • Four magnetic hold-downs for various sample thicknesses
  • Securely transfer the sample to the PELCO® LatticeAx® for indent, then back to the Small Sample Cleaver™ for cleaving
  • Two cleaving pins for cleaving a variety of sample types
  • Gauge sets the sample for an 0.5mm indent versus the standard 1mm indent on the PELCO® LatticeAx®

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54367 PELCO® Small Sample Cleaver™ Cleaving System each $1495.00

Large Sample Platform

Large Sample Platform for PELCO® LatticeAx®

The Large Sample Platform is a PELCO® LatticeAx® option that adds support for wafers and samples up to 300mm. It consists of a support system and an indenter extension. The five fingers support large samples while the extender puts the fine-positioning knob for the indenter within easy reach. The Large Sample Platform fits on all models of PELCO® LatticeAx® systems and is easy to install with a single set screw.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54305 Large Sample Platform for all PELCO® LatticeAx® Models each $795.00

Replacement Indenters
for PELCO® LatticeAx®


Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
54301 Replacement Indenter for PELCO® LatticeAx®, Standard each $655.00
54302 Replacement Indenter for PELCO® LatticeAx®, Short each 655.00
54303 Replacement Indenter for PELCO® LatticeAx®, High Angle each 705.00