Ti disc Embedding Ring for TEM sample preparation
The most difficult step of cross-sectional thinning is the mechanical preparation of the sample, i.e. cutting a cross section and then embedding it into an appropriately designed ring.
We now offer a convenient, specially designed embedding ring for cross-sectional samples, shown schematically in Figure 1.
Using this ring, embedding cross sections is greatly simplified, since the samples do not need to be glued together prior to embedding. In order to fix the sample(s) in the ring it is deformed mechanically by an appropriate tool at the two points marked by the arrows. This deformation will both hold the sample in the ring and press both sample pieces together before gluing.
Ti disc is also offered for embedding bulk samples of brittle material for plan-view TEM investigations. The rings come in 5 sizes, 0.6, 0.8 1.0, 1.2, and 1.3 mm.