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SPI Coater (ARMS 2093)

Equipment Information


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  • Au-Pd sputter coating
  • C-fiber coating

Rates and Fees*

  • Machine Rate: $5/use
  • Staff Rate: $50/hour
  • Training Fee: n/a

     * Rates listed apply to Purdue University users only

Department Contacts

  • Faculty P.O.C.:   n/a
  • Staff P.O.C.:  Jameson Root
  • Graduate Superuser:  n/a


Safety Information

  • When the C-fiber flash deposits, a very bright light is emitted that could potentially be harmful to your eyes; NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE C-UNIT DURING COATING
  • Carbon fiber and particulate can pose an inhalation hazard; clean your lab station and use the provided dict tape to seal the C debris and prevent inhalation prior to disposal when you are finished working


Training and Lab Requirements

User Requirements

  • Valid iLab account
  • Subscription to the equipment listserv is required before access will be granted. Note: you will receive a confirmation email that you must read and reply to in order to complete registration
  • View the appropriate online training videos prior to requesting training
  • Training by department lab staff/superuser

Specimen and Equipment Requirements

  • All specimens must be able to fully fit inside the glass vacuum chamber
  • All specimens should be mounted on personally owned SEM stubs—do not use the publicly available stubs from the XL40 FESEM


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