Ultra-nano-crystalline diamond (UNCD) grids for transmission electron microscopy
Being elemental-pure and made of carbon, with low energy X-ray fluorescence lines, UNCD grids allow interference-free EDS analyses of most atomic elements of interest in TEM samples. Specialized UNCD grids with various mesh configurations are available. Grids with graphene membranes are also possible. Alcorix is presently working on diversifying the available configurations. Regular UNCD grids are made of free-standing, ~10-mm-thick UNCD, which can be handled with regular or vacuum tweezers. UNCD grids with a Si outer frame are also possible.
Special-shaped UNCD grids and half grids for use for FIB & nanomanipulator-mounted specimen preparations were developed for EXpressLO. These UNCD grids (shown above) are available through www.EXpressLO.com
All other UNCD TEM grids are available from Alcorix. Please contact us here for more information.