The EM-Tec FIB grid holders are designed to hold FIB grids and provide easy access to the posts on the FIB grids to attach the milled FIB lift-out lamellae. The FIB grid holders can be used in the FIB/SEM systems but also for safe storage of the FIB grids with attached lamellae. The EM-Tec FIB grid and sample holders are compact holders which hold the FIB grids directly aside a standard SEM pin stub with a sample. The lift-out lamellas only need to be moved over a short distance to attach them to the FIB grids. The EM-Tec FIB grid holders are all precision machined from vacuum grade aluminium.
The EM-Tec FS25 combines the the wider F25 FIB grid holder vise with a holder for Ø25.4mm pin stubs in a single compact holder with an M4 thread. This provides a single loading cycle for FIB grids and samples and short distances from form lift-out to lamellae mounting. Wafer type sample surface is at the same height as the FIB grid posts.