Adapt EnviroESCA to your experimental needs.

All samples are introduced to the sample environment modules via SmartDock. It consists of a sliding door mechanism for manual sample loading with a connection system for easy docking of sample containers. The sample containers allow transportation of samples prepared ex situ under vacuum or gas atmospheres.While docked, sample containers are supplied with power, gases and pressurized air for valves or actuators. The containers are fully integrated into the EnviroESCA device network for remote control or automation. The SmartDock can also be exchanged with a glove box docking system.

Measurement time can be saved by planning experiments in advance with the stand-alone SampleExplorer. An unlimited number of measurement positions and tasks can be defined for batch processing before inserting the sample into EnviroESCA. A high precision sample stage is embedded in a geometrical mockup of the analysis setting. Equipped with three high resolution cameras it enables documentation of the analysis area. For each measurement position a “through the lens” view with an optical resolution well below 10 μm and a wide angle view of the analysis position are recorded in conjunction with a survey view of the platter.

EnviroESCAs standard sample plates are designed to accommodate SEM specimen holders. This guarantees full flexibility and compatibility to SEM stub based systems. The standard sample plates can also be equipped with a multipin electric contact.

EnviroESCA can be equipped with different high temperature sample plates. Together with the dedicated SampleEnvironment and a IR Diode laser heater sample temperatures of up to 800°C in 10 mbar Nitrogen atmosphere can be reached. For sample temperatures of up to 600°C a sample plate with a button heater is available.

A dedicated sample plate with a Peltier cooler allows for thermoelectric cooling of the sample to temperatures down to 5°C at elevated pressures. Temperature control and stabilization is realized with a PID Controller.