Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > XEI Scientific reports on how Nanolab uses Evactron® SoftClean™ Chamber for specimen cleaning

XEI Scientific's new Evactron ® SoftClean™ specimen cleaner for use with the Evactron ® decontamination system.
XEI Scientific's new Evactron ® SoftClean™ specimen cleaner for use with the Evactron ® decontamination 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 Evactron® SoftClean™ specimen cleaning chamber is being used at Nanolab Technologies.

XEI Scientific reports on how Nanolab uses Evactron® SoftClean™ Chamber for specimen cleaning

Redwood City, CA | Posted on May 23rd, 2012

Nanolab Technologies are based in California offering cutting edge technology and expertise for Failure Analysis, Advanced Microscopy and FIB circuit edit services. Comprised of an experienced team of analysts using state of the art equipment, Nanolab delivers guaranteed accuracy and results. They offer both the expertise and technology that is necessary to provide the solutions to the ever-increasing challenges that their clients experience with today's shrinking geometries.

The microscopy group under Vincent Hou provides TEM/STEM imaging and EDS/EELS services. They are continually looking at new ways of improving the quality of services provided to their clients. Nanolab has recently added Evactron® technology from XEI Scientific through the Evactron SoftClean specimen cleaning chamber. This downstream chemical etching system provides a very "gentle" cleaning process.

As noted by Jein Shyue, VP of Technology Development, "we are now able to control contamination without either etching/damaging our samples, in particular, those with polymer fillers."

The Evactron SoftClean System 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. This gentle process can prevent specimen damage that is typically caused by heat and ion bombardment associated with sputtering of energetic ion species. The delicate downstream process chemically ashes hydrocarbons and pumps them free of the chamber.

XEI has now sold more than 1,300 Evactron systems worldwide solving contamination problems in many different environments using instrumentation such as electron microscopes, FIBs and other vacuum sample chamber set-ups.

####

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® decontamination systems to meet user needs and has over 1300 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
http://www.evactron.com/


Talking Science Limited
39 de Bohun Court
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 2BA UK
T +44 (0)1799 521881
M +44 (0)7843 012997
http://www.talking-science.com/

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

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Imaging

Industry’s First Dedicated Cryo-DualBeam System Automates Preparation of Frozen, Biological Samples: New Thermo Scientific Aquilos FIB/SEM protects sample integrity and enhances productivity for cryo-electron tomography workflow August 8th, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific Advances Cryo-EM Leadership to Drive Structural Biology Discoveries: New Thermo Scientific Krios G3i raises bar for performance, automation and time-to-results Breakthrough Thermo Scientific Glacios provides a cryo-EM entry path for a broader range of res August 8th, 2017

New Quattro Field Emission ESEM Emphasizes Versatility and Ease of Use: Thermo Scientific Quattro ESEM allows materials science researchers to study nanoscale structure in almost any material under a range of environmental conditions August 8th, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s New Talos F200i S/TEM Delivers Flexible, High-Performance Imaging: New compact S/TEM can be configured to meet specific imaging and analytical requirements for materials characterization in research laboratories August 8th, 2017

Tools

Scientists from the University of Manchester and Diamond Light Source work with Deben to develop and test a new compression stage to study irradiated graphite at elevated temperatures August 15th, 2017

FRITSCH • Milling and Sizing! Innovations at POWTECH 2017 - Hall 2 • Stand 227 August 9th, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific Advances Cryo-EM Leadership to Drive Structural Biology Discoveries: New Thermo Scientific Krios G3i raises bar for performance, automation and time-to-results Breakthrough Thermo Scientific Glacios provides a cryo-EM entry path for a broader range of res August 8th, 2017

New Quattro Field Emission ESEM Emphasizes Versatility and Ease of Use: Thermo Scientific Quattro ESEM allows materials science researchers to study nanoscale structure in almost any material under a range of environmental conditions August 8th, 2017

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology announces a new partner in Korea August 15th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Technology Companies Join Forces for TEM Imaging and Analysis August 3rd, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon To Enable Single-Chip Solution for Next-Gen IoT Networks: Integrated solution leverages GF’s 22FDX® technology to decrease power, area, and cost for NB-IoT and LTE-M applications July 14th, 2017

New-Contracts/Sales/Customers

Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles: This research article by Dr. Nida Akhtar et al has been published in Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2017 July 20th, 2017

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete July 20th, 2017

NMRC, University of Nottingham chooses the Quorum Q150 coater for its reliable and reproducible film thickness when coating samples with iridium June 27th, 2017

Park Systems Introduces Park NX12 for Unsurpassed Affordable High Resolution NanoScale Imaging Required for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, Materials Research, and Multi-User Facility June 5th, 2017

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project