Product News: XEI Scientific Announces the First Sales of Their Evactron TEM Wand Localized Plasma Cleaning System

11 Jul 2012

XEI Scientific Inc, maker of the popular EVACTRON® De-Contaminator Plasma Cleaning System for electron microscopes and other vacuum chambers, has announced that it has begun shipments of the Evactron TEM Wand™ systems.

Specifically designed to deliver the proven downstream plasma cleaning technique efficiently to critical areas of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), the Evactron TEM Wand allows microscopists to easily clean the sample introduction, goniometer and pole piece areas of their microscopes. Removal of the unwanted carbon contamination provides clearer images and data without artifacts.

Ron Vane, President and founder of XEI, stated "Now that we have delivered systems to two Japanese manufacturers of TEMs as well as to end-user customers, we are looking forward to widespread adoption of these tools just as we saw with Evactron systems for Scanning Electron Microscopes and Dual Beam FIBs. Further, we are excited about the localized plasma cleaning concept, where it may not be necessary to clean entire vacuum systems but more efficient to just clean critical areas. We envision this localized solution will also be valuable in other markets, reducing the need for high power and long cleaning times."

XEI Scientific will be exhibiting at the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Phoenix Arizona from July 29 – August 2. In addition to the XEI booth #520, Evactron De-Contaminator systems will also be on display in the Carl Zeiss exhibit (booth #604) on a Merlin SEM. Visit and learn about the latest solutions in plasma cleaning both on the desk-top and in your electron microscopes.