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Sample Preparation for Non-radioactive Materials

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Sample Preparation for Non-radioactive Materials
Nuclear Materials

UKAEA-MRF has a fully equipped sample preparation laboratory that houses a series of modern equipment to prepare metal specimens for optical and electron beam microscopy. The finest possible finish allows, for example, Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD) analysis or strain analysis on fatigue samples.

Buehler IsoMet high Speed Pro

A benchtop precision cutter with automatic cutting capabilities

Struers Minitom

A precision sectioning saw for cutting various types of materials with minimal deformation

Buehler SimpliMet 4000 Mounting Press

A fast hot-mounting press for samples with unusual shapes

Buehler MiniMet 1000

A low-volume, space-saving, single specimen machine to best avoid cross contamination of porous samples

Buehler EcoMet Pro, Grinder & Polishers with fully integrated Burst Dispensing System

An intelligent programmable grinder and polisher that can do precise Z-axis material removal with highly reproducible surface finish. A customised quick-release sample mounting system for samples with complicated shapes and sizes is made available for this equipment by the UKAEA-MRF team

Buehler VibroMet 2 Vibratory Polisher

A polisher to provide high-quality polished surfaces with exceptional flatness and minimal deformation

Buehler EcoMet Pro, Grinder & Polishers with fully integrated Burst Dispensing System ––Quorum Technology Q150T ES

A turbo-pumped sputter & carbon coater that provides Cr, Pt, Au, Mo and Ni coating from thickness of nanometers to micrometers

Others

Shear metal cutter, TEM discs puncher, Olympus BX15M Optical   Microscope and fully equipped with equipment for sample cleaning after preparations – an Ultrasonic bath, for example


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