Solarus II Plasma Cleaner

The next-generation plasma tool to remove hydrocarbon contamination from TEM and SEM samples and holders.

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This system is ideal for researchers who want to reproducibly remove organic surface contaminants in a safe, efficient manner.

  • Integrated holder bakeout and storage: Reduces tool footprint and cost of ownership
  • Enhanced user interface: Use preoptimized recipes for consistent results; as well as guided workflows to ensure proper operation when venting and evacuating the chamber
  • Low-power operation (2 W): Gently clean delicate samples (e.g., holey carbon grids); as well as prepare hydrophilic surfaces on carbon grids for cryo-electron microscopy
  • New system, same great performance: Remove hydrocarbons on TEM and SEM samples that may impact analysis




Wrapp, D.; Wang, N.; Corbett, K. S.; Goldsmith, J. A.; Hsieh, C. -L.; Abiona, O.; Graham, B. S.; McLellan, J. S.

Nature Communications

Chang, M. R.; Tomasovic, L.; Kuzmina, N. A.; Ronk, A. J.; Byrne, P. O.; Johnson, R.; Storm, N.; Olmedillas, E.; Hou, Y. J.; Schäfer, A.; Leist, S. R.; Tse, L. T.; Ke, H.; Coherd, C.; Nguyen, K.; Kamkaew, M.; Honko, A.; Zhu, Q.; Alter, G.; Saphire, E. O.; McLellan, J. S.; Griffiths, A.; Baric, R. S.; Bukreyev. A.; Marasco. W. A.

Nature Communications

Kuhle, B.; Hirschi, M.; Doerfel, L. K.; Lander, G. C.; Schimmel, P.



Model 955


Solarus II Plasma Cleaner



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