Geological slide holders

EM-Tec geological thin section and slide holders

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geological thin section and slide holders

Introduction

The EM-Tec geological thin section or petrographic slide holders are especially designed to securely hold geological thin sections on petrographic slides for imaging and analysis with an SEM, EPMA or specially configured mineral analyzers. They are used for SEM/EDS imaging and analysis  in geology, mineralogy and petrography. We currently offer two types of geological thin section holders:
  • Geological thin section holders and slide holders with S-Clips
  • Reference type geological thin section holders with a reference edge

Geological thin section holders and slide holders with S-Clips 

They are compatible with petrographic slides measuring up to 47x27mm. This enables the use of the most popular petrographic slide sizes up to 47x27mm. They are intended for SEM/EDS work.
The geological slide holders with S-Clips comprise one or more pockets of 47x27x1mm with slots and grooves to facilitate loading/unloading of the thin sections on slides with tweezers. The petrographic slides are securely held at the edges by two small S-clips. For non-standard or larger glass microscope slides, a useful alternative is the EM-Tec G0  versatile slide holder. The four available geological thin section and slide holders are:

  • Em-Tec G0 universal slide holder with open sides to hold glass slides up to 75x50mm (3” x 2”)
  • EM-Tec G1 single petrographic slide holder with one 47x27mm pocket
  • EM-Tec G2 twin petrographic slide holder with two of the 47x27mm pockets
  • EM-Tec G4 four petrographic slide holder with four of the 47x27mm pockets

Reference type geological thin section holders with a top reference edge

In the reference type holder for the petrographic slides, the slides are pushed against a top reference edge to get a defined height. These holders are intended for SEM/EDS, SEM/WDS and even EPMA work. They are compatible with petrographic slides from 45x30mm to 48x28mm.
The petrographic slides need to be loaded from the side and are pushed against the reference edge with a spring; they are held by spring tension. The opening of the holder is 40mm wide. There are two types of Reference holders for geological thin sections on petrographic slides:

  • EM-Tec RG2 twin petrographic slide top reference holder for two up to 48x28mm slides
  • EM-Tec RG4 four petrographic slide top reference holder for four up to 48x28mm slides

All EM-Tec petrographic slide section holders are available with a standard 3.2mm pin or with an M4 threaded hole.

Capacity, size and compatibility of the EM-Tec geological thin section on petrographic slide holders:

Product numbers

Name

Capacity

Dimensions w/o pin

Slide holding method

SEM stage compatibility

AU-12-000260

EM-Tec G0

1 x max. 75x50mm

52 x 32 x 7mm

2x S-Clips

Standard 3.2mm pin

AU-12-000360

EM-Tec G0

1 x max. 75x50mm

52 x 32 x 7mm

2x S-Clips

M4 thread

AU-12-000261

EM-Tec G1

1 x max. 47x27mm

56 x 30 x 7mm

2x S-Clips

Standard 3.2mm pin

AU-12-000361

EM-Tec G1

1 x max. 47x27mm

56 x 30 x 7mm

2x S-Clips

M4 thread

AU-12-000262

EM-Tec G2

2 x max. 47x27mm

58 x 56 x 7mm

4x S-Clips

Standard 3.2mm pin

AU-12-000362

EM-Tec G2

2 x max. 47x27mm

58 x 56 x 7mm

4x S-Clips

M4 thread

AU-12-000264

EM-Tec G4

4 x max. 47x27mm

107x 58 x 7mm

8x S-Clips

Standard 3.2mm pin

AU-12-000364

EM-Tec G4

4 x max. 47x27mm

107x 58 x 7mm

8x S-Clips

M4 thread

AU-12-000263

EM-Tec RG2

2 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 68 x 12mm

Spring

Standard 3.2mm pin

AU-12-000363

EM-Tec RG2

2 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 68 x 12mm

Spring

M4 thread

AU-12-000265

EM-Tec RG4

4 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 129 x 19mm

Spring

Standard 3.2mm pin

AU-12-000365

EM-Tec RG4

4 x max. 48x28mm

58 x 129 x 19mm

Spring

M4 thread

Technical Support Bulletin: EM-Tec G0, G1, G2 &G4 geological thin section and slide holders with S-clips

Technical Support Bulletin: EM-Tec RG2 + RG4 geological thin sections top reference holders


Ordering Information for EM-Tec geological thin sections and slide holders for SEMs using pin stubs; FEI, Philips, Tescan, RJLee, AmRay, Cambridge Instruments, Leica, CamScan, Aspex, ETEC and Novascan SEMs.

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