Sample Preparation Equipment

Sample Preparation Equipment

Sample preparation equipment refers to equipment used for the preparation of physical specimens for subsequent microscopy or related disciplines - including failure analysis and quality control. The equipment includes the following types of machinery:

* Precision cross-sectioning saws
* Precision lapping & polishing machines
* Selected Area Preparation Systems
* Decapsulation machinery (using mechanical, chemical/ 'jet etching' acid, laser and plasma methodologies)
* Focused Ion Beam (FIB) systems
* Anti-reflective coating systems
* Dimpling equipment
* Sputter coating equipment
* Carbon and metal evaporation systems

Each of these system types incorporates a wealth of accessories and consumable items which fit the particular system for a specific application.

External links

[ Article from MATERIALS WORLD Journal discussing the various sample preparation disciplines that allow for failure analysis of electronic materials and components]

[ Article from ULTRA TEC Web-site discussing the backside sample preparation of a packaged electronic device that allow for (through silicon) backside analysis]

[ Article discussing the applications of jet etch equipment]

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