Gold Coater: SEM Coating Made Easy
The LUXORTM benchtop sputter coater is a fully-automated, affordable magnetron sputter coating device to coat Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) samples with a conductive gold or gold/palladium layer. Easy to operate and use, with a robust and safe design, it is a 2nd-generation instrument, based on the working principles of the “mini-sputter coater 1”, of which multiple units have been installed over the last decade.
LUXORTM Benchtop Sputter Coater Benefits:
Designed for User Safety
Fully Automated Benchtop Sputter Coater
Magnetron sputtering device to coat desktop SEM samples with a conductive layer (Gold,Gold/Palladium, Palladium) from 1 to 50 nm thickness.
Mount up to 12 sample stubs in the sample preparation station, and push the ‘Start’ button.
- Gold sputtering mode
- Sample drying mode
- Vacuum mode
Single Touch Operation
Just select thickness and push ‘Start’. No operator management of vacuum, current or sputtering times yields reproducible, homogeneous metal coatings.
SEM Protection Function
The LUXORTM benchtop sputter coater has its sample station placed at the top of the sampling chamber and the magnetron head placement at the bottom. This creates optimum coatings as the samples are hanging upside down, so any loose material or particles are automatically removed before the sample enters your scanning electron microscope. Automatically removing loose particles, out-gassing porous samples and evaporation wet samples means better protection for your SEM.
Robust and Safe Design
- Easy sample mounting
- No high voltage components outside the instrument housing
- Easy target replacement
- Small footprint (30 cm X 30 cm)