Coating can be an effective technique for obtaining high-quality SEM images when working with challenging samples such as beam-sensitive and non-conductive materials. Sputter coating uses ionized argon to vaporize Au-Pd atoms from a target and deposit them in a thin layer onto a sample. The carbon coater uses carbon rod as the evaporation source. It is generally used for preparing samples where metal coatings need to be avoided (e.g. EDS applications).
- Cressington 108 Manual Sputter Coater (Au/Pd target)
- Cressington 108C Auto Carbon Coater