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Ion Polishing (SEM)

Ion polishing is a specimen preparation tool that offers a zero-deformation surface finish and is useful for specimens that are difficult to prepare via conventional, mechanical polishing techniques (including very soft materials, heterogeneous samples with a high hardness difference between phases, etc.).

The ion polisher available in the School of Materials is limited to samples of 10x10x2mm with a maximum polish area of 2x2mm and is recommended primarily for EBSD.

Equipment

JEOL Cross Section Polisher