Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > XEI Scientific announces SoftClean for specimen cleaning

XEI Scientific's new SoftClean™ specimen cleaner for use with the Evactron® de-contaminator system
XEI Scientific's new SoftClean™ specimen cleaner for use with the Evactron® de-contaminator system

Abstract:
XEI Scientific Inc, maker of the popular EVACTRON® De-Contaminator Plasma Cleaning System for electron microscopes and other vacuum chambers, announces their new SoftClean™ specimen cleaning chamber to be used with the Evactron De-Contaminator for electron microscopy.

XEI Scientific announces SoftClean for specimen cleaning

Redwood City, CA | Posted on April 26th, 2011

Imaging in Electron Microscopy is often degraded by hydrocarbons carried into the microscope chamber on specimens and specimen mounts. The SoftClean, when used with an Evactron® De-Contaminator and a vacuum pump, can pre-clean samples with high hydrocarbon contamination levels from the sample surface by a downstream ashing process before introduction into the microscope chamber. The SoftClean chamber can be also used as a stand-alone storage system, preserving clean specimens.

The SoftClean/Evactron De-Contaminator combination is not a 'plasma cleaner' in the usual sense. Samples are cleaned by a downstream RF plasma process that breaks down hydrocarbons into CO2, CO & H2O. Unlike 'plasma cleaners' that sputter with energetic ion species and can damage specimens by heat and ion bombardment, the delicate downstream process chemically ashes hydrocarbons and pumps them free of the chamber.

The SoftClean system has chamber dimensions of 8.5" (216 mm) diameter x 5.5" (140 mm) height. There are four KF40 and 1 KF 16 vacuum mounting flanges with a manual shut-off valve for the vacuum port. Adaptor flanges for TEM sample holders are available. There is a venting port and a plated aluminum lid with a 5.5" OD glass view port. The unit weighs just twelve pounds (6kg) and comes with a five year warranty.

XEI continues to increase support for its clients worldwide. New partners have been appointed in the US and for countries in Europe, China and Latin America. Please visit the company's website for the latest details, www.evactron.com.

####

About XEI Scientific, Inc.
XEI Scientific Inc. invented the Evactron De-Contaminator in 1999 as the first plasma cleaner to use a downstream cleaning process to remove carbon from electron microscopes. A proprietary plasma source uses air to produce oxygen radicals for oxidation of carbon compounds for removal by the pumps. Carbon-free-vacuum produces the highest quality images and analytical results from SEMs and other vacuum analytical instruments. XEI innovations include a unique RF plasma generator, a patented RF electrode, and easy start programmed plasma cleaning. All XEI products come with a 5 year warranty and are compliant with CE, NRTL, and Semi-S2 safety standards. XEI offers a variety of Evactron systems to meet user needs and has over 1000 installations around the world.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
XEI Scientific, Inc.
1755 E Bayshore Road
Redwood City
CA 94063
USA
T +1 (972) 318 0196
F +1 (650) 363 1659
Tom Levesque


NetDyaLog Limited
39 de Bohun Court
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 2BA
United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 1799 521881
M +44 (0) 7843 012997

Copyright © XEI Scientific, Inc.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Searching for errors in the quantum world September 21st, 2018

Viral RNA sensing: Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality September 21st, 2018

UT engineers develop first method for controlling nanomotors: Breakthrough for nanotechnology as UT engineers develop first method for switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors September 21st, 2018

Nanobiotix: Update on Head and Neck Phase I/II Trial with NBTXR3 and Other program data presented at ImmunoRad 2018 September 20th, 2018

Researchers develop microbubble scrubber to destroy dangerous biofilms September 19th, 2018

Imaging

Viral RNA sensing: Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality September 21st, 2018

Announcements

Searching for errors in the quantum world September 21st, 2018

Viral RNA sensing: Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality September 21st, 2018

UT engineers develop first method for controlling nanomotors: Breakthrough for nanotechnology as UT engineers develop first method for switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors September 21st, 2018

Nanobiotix: Update on Head and Neck Phase I/II Trial with NBTXR3 and Other program data presented at ImmunoRad 2018 September 20th, 2018

Tools

Carbon nanodots do an ultrafine job with in vitro lung tissue: New experiments highlight the role of charge and size when it comes to carbon nanodots that mimic the effect of nanoscale pollution particles on the human lung. September 12th, 2018

Terahertz spectroscopy enters the single-molecule regime September 7th, 2018

Mirrorcle Demonstrates MEMS-based Programmable Light Source at CES and PW18 August 30th, 2018

Stress-free ALD from Picosun August 28th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Leti Announces EU Project to Develop Powerful, Inexpensive Sensors with Photonic Integrated Circuits: REDFINCH Members Initially Targeting Applications for Gas Detection and Analysis For Refineries & Petrochemical Industry and Protein Analysis for Dairy Industry September 19th, 2018

Leti & EFI Aim to Dramatically Improve Reliability & Speed of Low-Cost Electronic Devices for Autos: Project Will Extend Model Predictive Control Technique to Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processors and Other Devices that Lack Powerful Computation Capabilities September 18th, 2018

Silvaco, Purdue team up to bring scalable atomistic TCAD solutions for next generation semiconductor devices and materials August 24th, 2018

Leti & CMP Announce World’s First Multi-Project-Wafer Service with Integrated Silicon OxRAM: Oxide-Based Resistive Ram Memory Platform Development for Backend Memories To Offer Non-Volatility Associated with Embedded Designs August 2nd, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project