Critical Point Dryer

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Critical Point Dryer
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Instrument Type Support Tools,
Substrate Processing
Techniques Critical Point Drying
Staff Manager Bert Mendoza
Staff Email
Staff Phone 626-395-4075
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Lab Location B211 Steele
Lab Phone 626-395-1538
Manufacturer Tousimis
Model 915B


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.

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


SOPs & Troubleshooting
Manufacturer Manual


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