Tripod Polisher, Model 590TS, for Sample Preparation for SEM and TEM
This is the original Tripod Polisher used in our own laboratory as part of our analytical services business which has always performed flawlessly.
The Tripod Polisher is designed for preparing cross-sections of materials for both SEM and TEM. It is extensively used for preparing unencapsulated IC cross-sections for SEM and has the added capability of preparing the same sample for TEM. Similar techniques are used in preparing samples from virtually any material for both SEM and TEM and the Tripod Polisher has been successfully used to minimize and even eliminate ion milling of TEM samples.
The use of the TriPod polisher either eliminates or greatly minimizes the use of dangerous and toxic chemicals.
In order to do Tripod polishing, at least for the beginner, two distinctly different "products" and one starter kit of consumables will be needed. We also recommend considering the use of the SPI Moly "half rings" for the support of your specimen as opposed to nickel (or most other materials) especially if ion milling is also contemplated on the sample.