Complete preparation system for cryo-SEM

The PP3010T from Quorum Technologies is a state-of-the-art preparation system that allows cryo-temperature electron microscopy of samples in their fully hydrated state. Typical specimen processing times range between 10-15 minutes, or less.

The PP3010 is a highly automated, easy-to-use, column-mounted, gas-cooled cryo preparation system suitable for most makes and models of SEM, FE-SEM and FIB/SEM. It has all the facilities needed to rapidly freeze, process and transfer specimens. The cryo preparation chamber is turbomolecular pumped and includes tools for cold fracturing, controlled automatic sublimation and sputter coating. After processing, the specimen is transferred from the cryo preparation chamber onto a highly stable SEM cold stage for observation. Cold trapping in the cryo preparation chamber and SEM chamber ensures the whole process is frost-free.

Key features

  • High resolution performance on SEM, FE-SEM and FIB/SEMs
  • Totally gas cooled, including cryo preparation chamber – no boiling nitrogen on the SEM
  • Efficient cooling (typically down to at least -190ºC)
  • 24 hours plus run times on one fill of LN2 are typical – allowing unattended overnight operation (at typical operating temperatures)
  • Large recipe driven touch-screen interface
  • Automated sublimation, coating and system start up
  • Superb specimen visibility
  • Fully compatible with SEM beam deceleration/stage bias modes up to 5kV
  • Off column cooling and pumping systems – minimum mass on the SEM
  • On-screen data logging and diagnostics
  • Pumped storage of the cryo transfer device
  • Prepdek workstation – self contained work area, extra bench space not required
  • Cryo workflow options
  • Specialist support and extended warranty option