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Cross Sectioning Equipment & Supplies
Our original classic tool designs previously sold by Technology Associates, are still fully supported. Accelerated Analysis innovations has introduced updated and completely new product lines.

* A new line of parallel polish and cross section fixtures are designed slightly larger and heavier for hand held procedures made possible by diamond and alumina polishing films.
* Polishing accessories are compatible with all 8 inch polishers. We feature Struers high quality polishers.
* A complete line of diamond, alumina, and SiC abrasives on Mylar film.

PF101   Polishing Fixture
The basic non-encapsulated cross sectioning technique described on the web site was developed around this fixture. The weight of this fixture is correct, eliminating the need and variability associated with manually adding pressure to the sample. Sample mounts are 12.5 mm diameter and compatible with Hitachi, JEOL, and LEO Scanning Electron Microscopes. PF101 includes (1) package of 10 Stainless Steel Sample mounts. ( SMSS )

SMSS   Package of 10 Stainless Steel Sample Mounts
These sample mounts are 12.5 mm diameter cylinders machined to have two parallel flat sides. One side is for mounting a semiconductor piece to be cross-sectioned at 90 degrees. A smaller flat serves as a base while the sample is mounted with melted wax. Stainless material is resistant to damage by typical delineation etches used to reveal semiconductor structures.

SMA   Package of 10 Aluminum Sample Mounts
These sample mounts are identical to SMSS except material is aluminum rather than stainless. Aluminum sample mounts are economical and functionally equivalent. Aluminum sample mounts are less resistant to attack by delineation etches.

AA17   Stainless Steel Sample Mount(s) (pkg of 10)
AA17 stainless steel sample mounts are a drop in replacement for Technology Associates P/N 1017. These sample mounts are more stable, but guaranteed compatible with Technology Associates polishing and SEM fixtures.

AA13 Teflon Block(s) (pkg of 2)
AA13 Teflon blocks are drop in replacements for Technology Associates P/N 1013. These Teflon blocks are guaranteed to fit perfectly in Technology Associates polishing fixture P/N 5016.

BKWX Black Mounting Wax
Two 20 gram sticks. Apply to sample mount heated to 100 - 120° C. This mounting wax has excellent vacuum characteristics and is more chemically stable than common clear mounting wax. Soluble in acetone.

ITFE Fixture for Hitachi FE SEMs
Holds sample mount ( SMSS , SMA ) in Hitachi Field Emission SEMs. (S-4500,...) Base of fixture is T rail, steel insert for loading rod.

HITSTD Fixture for Hitachi SEMs
Holds sample mount ( SMSS , SMA ) in standard Hitachi SEMs. (S-570) Base of fixture is 16mm diameter.

LAPO4 Struers LaboPol-4
Grinding / Polishing machine with speed variable for 0 to 150 rpm. A single control adjusts speed. Includes splash ring, water tap, and is water inlet and outlet ready for connection to supply and drain.Eight inch (200mm) platens are ordered separately.

LAPO5 Struers LaboPol-5
Grinding / Polishing machine with speed variable for 50 to 500 rpm. A single control adjusts speed. Includes splash ring, water tap, and is water inlet and outlet ready for connection to supply and drain.Eight inch (200mm) platens are ordered separately.

LALID Cover or Lid for LaboPol-4 or LaboPol-5

MEDCI Storage Cabinet
Compact stack has 8 swing out compartments for 8 inch sheets or metal plate discs. It is ideal for keeping films clean.

ROTTO PVC Platen, 8 inch (200mm) for SiC Paper
This platen has a center recess to receive plain back (non adhesive) SiC paper. A surrounding ring holds edges flat. Unique design makes changing paper quick and easy.

DEMLA Magnetic Surface Platen, 8 inch (200mm)
Designed for polishing media manufactured with a metallic base, this versatile platen can be used with SiC paper and Mylar films as well as all metal backed cloths. See discussion of MD-Fuga discs.

MADAC Metal Backed Woven Nylon Polishing Cloths (MD-Dac)
Package includes five 8 inch (200mm) discs. For polish of hard materials using diamond suspensions.
* Use with DEMLA Magnetic Platen.

MACHE Metal Backed Porous Synthetic Polishing Cloths (MD-Chem)
Package includes five 8 inch (200mm) discs. For final polish of soft materials using colloidal silica suspensions such as OP-S . * Use with DEMLA Magnetic Platen.

MADUR Metal Backed Chemotextile Polishing Cloths (MD-DUR)
Package includes five 8 inch (200mm) discs. For final polish of hard materials using diamond suspensions. * Use with DEMLA Magnetic Platen.

MUGTO Metal Discs, Adhesive Surface, 8 inch (200mm) (MD-Fuga)
Package includes five discs. These discs provide the opportunity to adapt plain back media to the magnetic system. They have a tacky adhesive surface to hold SiC, Mylar, or other polishing media. Worn media can be removed and replaced up to 50 times.

OPSOT 1 Liter 0.04 micron Silicon Dioxide ColloidalSuspension (OP-S)
Use with MD-Chem for final polish.

AAGlssP Smooth Plate Glass Disc, 8 inch (200mm)
Plate glass provides an ideal hard base for Mylar films. Plain back Mylar films cling to glass wet with water. Simply smooth water puddles to the edge. Glass can be permanently attached to any 8 inch platen with double back tape. This is a good way to save a damaged metal platen for use with Mylar films. Glass can be permanently attached to an MD-Fuga disc. Use metal backed disc with Mylar on magnetic platen. The same platen can then be used with metal backed polishing cloths.

SiC0600 Package of 100 8 inch (200mm) SiC Paper, US Grain 600
Plain, non-adhesive back. Grain diameter is 14 microns. (equivalent to FEPA 1200)

SiC0800 Package of 100 8 inch (200mm) SiC Paper, US Grain 800
Plain, non-adhesive back. Grain diameter is 10 microns. (equivalent to FEPA 2400)

SiC1200 Package of 100 8 inch (200mm) SiC Paper,US Grain 1200
Plain, non-adhesive back. Grain diameter is 5 microns. (equivalent to FEPA 4000)