Electron Microprobe Sample Holders
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The Cameca SX-100 electron microprobe has a two part shuttle system that is used to hold and insert samples into the instrument. The shuttle consists of a lower rail and an upper holder.

A variety of holders can be accommodated. The one's we have at Brown are shown here. Some of the holders we purchased with the instrument, some were made by our machinist.


The lower half of the shuttle, showing only the rail system. Four screws attach the holder to the rails.
Six Rounds

The shuttle with the six, 1 inch rounds holder, good for slides or mounts and the rail system attached.
Four Rectangular

A holder designed for four rectangular thin sections or short mounts. Rail system not attached.
Two and Two

A holder for two, 1 inch rounds and two, rectangular (27 x 46 mm) thin sections.

An adjustable holder for small slabs. The sample must be smaller than 2.75 x 1.75 x 0.75 inches.
Four Rectangular

A holder designed for three, 1.25 inch rounds. One and one-quarter inch rounds are popular in metallurgy.
Two and Two

A mini holder designed for small samples less than 0.75 inches in diameter. The height is adjustable.

The shuttle with the mini holder (center front) loaded in the six, 1 inch rounds holder and attached to the rails.