Perma Poxy 5 Minute Quick Set Epoxy Glue Two Part 1 fl. oz. (28.8 grams) Total
This is a fast curing, strong adhesive for the mounting of samples for SEM examination. The epoxy cures without pressure or heat in five minutes or less. The speed of the cure can be controlled by the amount of 'hardener' used when mixing, the more the hardener, the faster the cure. We recommend using always a slight excess of hardener for samples eventually going into vacuum systems to make sure that there is no remaining unreacted functional groups in the epoxy. Each kit produces 1 fl. oz. (28.8 grams) of epoxy, which means that one kit will be able to mount some larger number of samples, the exact number depending on how just what kinds of samples are being mounted.
This is an often asked question. For the typical SEM user, this fast curing epoxy is probably good enough, provided enough time (and/or temperature) is given for complete cure. As indicated above, using an excess of hardener to ensure complete cross-linking of all monomer into the epoxy structure is also desirable. But for those wanting something a bit more vacuum compatible, we would recommend M-Bond 610.
Maximum Use Temperature:
The highest temperature this product in its cured state should be taken is 225°C (437°F).
Stability in Presence of Osmium Tetroxide:
The well-cured resin is resistance to attack by osmium tetroxide.