Quorum technologies has been the market and technology leader in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation since 2001. The market-leading Q Series of vacuum coating systems and PP3010T cryo preparation systems for SEM and FIB/SEM – both true ground-up redesigns that have truly set the standard within the specimen preparation field.
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RF Plasma Etchers / Plasma Reactors
The Quorum K1050X RF plasma barrel reactor is designed for plasma etching, plasma ashing and plasma cleaning applications.
RF plasma allows the low-temperature modification of a wide range of specimens and substrates. Plasma etching is generally confined to the semiconductor industry, were the Quorum K1050X can be used to remove silicon layers using reactive gases, such as CF4 and for the removal of photoresist using oxygen.
Plasma ashing refers to the controlled, low-temperature removal of organic material using oxygen or air and has applications across many areas of research and quality control. RF plasma can also be used for the surface modification of plastics and polymers – and for cleaning TEM and SEM specimens and specimen holders.