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Cressington Coaters Overview

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater

for scanning electron microscopy sample preparation and X-ray micro-analysis

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater with 150mm Ø Chamber

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater has the same technical specifications regarding the carbon coating capabilities as the standard 108C Auto Carbon Coater. The special feature of the Auto/SE is the larger, 150mm diameter chamber which will accommodate the optional Rotary Tilting Stage or Rotary Planetary Tilting Stage. The advantage of using the Rotary Planetary Tilting Stage is that highly topographic specimens or larger specimens can be uniformly coated to give better conductivity when performing EDX analysis on such specimens. For more demanding TEM, STEM, EBSD and microprobe applications the 208C High Vacuum Turbo Carbon Coater is the carbon coater of choice.

How do the 108C Auto and the 108C Auto/SE compare?

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater
108C Auto/SE
108C Auto Carbon Coater
108C Auto
1. Increased chamber diameter
Chamber size has been increased to permit coating of larger samples. Standard Chamber 150mm dia. x 165mm
150mm dia. 120mm dia.
2. Variable chamber geometry (option)
Adjustable chamber height is used to improve coating uniformity and vary the deposition rate
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3. Sample stage movements (option)
Separate rotary, planetary and tilting sample movements to optimize coating distribution and coverage.
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The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater can be fitted with an optional MTM-10 Thickness Measurement System.
Resolution is better than 0.1nm for carbon. Careful use of the monitor and evaporation controller gives better than
5% reproducibility of coating thickness in the useful 15nm to 25nm range.

The 108 Auto/SE Carbon Coater can also be equipped with an optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting or Rotary-Tilting Stage
to accommodate multiple or large samples.


108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater with MTM-10 Thickness Monitor     9660
108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater
with MTM-10 High Resolution
Thickness Monitor
  Optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting RPT Stage (#9524)
demonstrating variable speed settings and adjustable tilt. Shown with MTM crystal monitor installed, also optional.  
  Optional Rotary-Tilting Stage

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater Accessories & Consumables
RT Stage for 208 and 108Auto/SE
RT/RPT Stage
108 spares
RVP pump for 108 coaters
Vacuum Systems
carbon rods
Carbon & Carbon Shaper
single and dual all metal vacuum connection kit
Single & Dual Connection Kits
thickness measurement systems
MTM-10 Thickess

Specifications for the 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater

Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
9603 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater, 115V* each P.O.R.
9603-220 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater, 220V* each P.O.R.
*The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater includes: specimen table for 12 pin-mounts; operation manual.

Ted Pella, Inc has been an authorized distributor, including exclusive in the Americas, for the complete range of Cressington vacuum coating systems for over 25 years. Cressington Scientific Instruments Ltd, based in Watford, UK develops, designs and manufactures vacuum coating systems for scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) specimen preparation and thin film research applications. Core competencies of Cressington are vacuum technology, DC magnetron sputtering technology, electron beam evaporation technology for EM, cryo technology for EM and thermal evaporation. The Cressington products range comprises 108 series sputter coaters for standard SEM sample coating, the 108 series carbon coaters for standard EDX coating, the 208HR for field emission SEM (FESEM) sample coating, and the 208C high vacuum turbo carbon coater for TEM/EBSD/microprobe carbon coating. Cressington takes pride in building products which have excellent quality, are compact bench-top systems and are easy to use.