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== Description ==
== Description ==
For the preparation of nano-electromechanical structures as well as for the preparation of biological specimens, we operate a critical point dryer that prevents surface tension damage in nanostructures when removing these from etching or sample preparation solutions. Critical point drying is also a very common technique for the preparation of cell and bacteria samples before imaging with an electron microscope.  
For the preparation of nano-electromechanical structures as well as for the preparation of biological specimens, we operate a critical point dryer that prevents surface tension damage in nanostructures when removing them from etching or sample preparation solutions. Critical point drying is also a very common technique for the preparation of cell and bacteria samples before imaging with an electron microscope.  
===== Applications =====
===== Applications =====
* Application1
* Prepare biological specimens for e.g. microscopy
* Application2
* Protect 3D-printed structures from surface tension damage in post-lithography processing
* Application3


== Resources ==
== Resources ==
===== SOPs & Troubleshooting =====
===== SOPs & Troubleshooting =====
* [https://caltech.box.com/s/BROKEN SOP]
* [https://caltech.box.com/s/5hx3yl02u6yqxygs5af5gak34rok7hvk Tousimis 915B - SOP & Troubleshooting]
* [https://caltech.box.com/s/BROKEN Troubleshooting Guide]
===== Labrunr Reservation Rules:=====
{| class="wikitable"
|-
!  !! Advanced Res (days) !! Limit per Res (hrs) !! Limit per week (hrs)
|-
| Weekday || 7 || 4 || 12
|-
| Weeknight || 7 || 6 || 18
|-
| Weekend || 14 || 6 || 18
|}
'''  For reservations that DO NOT follow the reservation policy, email the tool manager BEFORE scheduling.'''
''  Your reservation can be cancelled at any time by the tool manager if it does not follow the tool reservation policy.''
 
===== Manufacturer Manual =====
===== Manufacturer Manual =====
* [https://caltech.box.com/s/BROKEN Manual ]
* [https://caltech.box.com/s/hkk7dboewyp9dr32i7f0fww6yaspcd3h Tousimis Automegasamdri 915B Manual]
 
===== Manufacturer Website =====
* [https://tousimis.com/ Tousimis.com] - Main page.
* [https://tousimis.com/critical_point_dryers/EM_sample_holders.html Tousimis.com] - Tousimis page for general sample holders.
*Tousimis can also fabricate special holders upon request.
 
* [https://tousimis.com/critical_point_dryers/wafer_holders.html Tousimis.com] - Tousimis page for wafer and chip holders.
 


== Specifications ==
== Specifications ==
===== Manufacturer Specifications =====
===== Manufacturer Specifications =====
* [https://caltech.box.com/s/BROKEN Manufacturer Data Sheet]
* [https://caltech.box.com/s/hkk7dboewyp9dr32i7f0fww6yaspcd3h Tousimis Automegasamdri 915B Manual]
 
===== Notable Specifications =====
===== Notable Specifications =====
* Voltage Range: 0.5 to 30.0 kV
* Accommodated Sizes: Pieces & wafers up to 6"
* Aperture Sizes: 10 mm, 15 mm, 20 mmm, 30 mm
* etc.

Latest revision as of 18:15, 2 June 2022

Critical Point Dryer
Diamond-Lattice Eleftheria-Roumeli.jpg
Instrument Type Support Tools,
Substrate Processing
Techniques Critical Point Drying
Staff Manager Bert Mendoza
Staff Email bertm@caltech.edu
Staff Phone 626-395-4075
Reserve time on LabRunr
Request training by email
Sign up for CPD email list
Lab Location B211 Steele
Lab Phone 626-395-1538
Manufacturer Tousimis
Model 915B
TA-915B-Critical-Point-Dryer.jpg

Description

For the preparation of nano-electromechanical structures as well as for the preparation of biological specimens, we operate a critical point dryer that prevents surface tension damage in nanostructures when removing them from etching or sample preparation solutions. Critical point drying is also a very common technique for the preparation of cell and bacteria samples before imaging with an electron microscope.

Applications
  • Prepare biological specimens for e.g. microscopy
  • Protect 3D-printed structures from surface tension damage in post-lithography processing

Resources

SOPs & Troubleshooting
Labrunr Reservation Rules:
Advanced Res (days) Limit per Res (hrs) Limit per week (hrs)
Weekday 7 4 12
Weeknight 7 6 18
Weekend 14 6 18

For reservations that DO NOT follow the reservation policy, email the tool manager BEFORE scheduling. Your reservation can be cancelled at any time by the tool manager if it does not follow the tool reservation policy.

Manufacturer Manual
Manufacturer Website
  • Tousimis.com - Main page.
  • Tousimis.com - Tousimis page for general sample holders.
  • Tousimis can also fabricate special holders upon request.


Specifications

Manufacturer Specifications
Notable Specifications
  • Accommodated Sizes: Pieces & wafers up to 6"