Si Apertures for Microscopy and Spectroscopy

Norcada Silicon Apertures feature through opening(s) within a silicon support frame. The Si Apertures are chemically polished to provide a sharp, clean knife edge around the aperture, making these units ideal substrates for materials characterization when zero-loss background and high resolution characterization are required. These devices are optimal as substrates for FIB lamellae support for TEM, thin film and wire mesh films, and nano- and micro-wire samples.

Si Apertures are designed to be universally used in a wide array of applications, and have a variety of features built into all standard devices:

  • Zero-loss viewing areas for thin samples, High-Res STEM imaging, EDX elemental analysis and X-ray spectroscopy of nanomaterials and biological material
  • Low resistivity Silicon Frames for charge and heat dissipation
  • Single apertures or aperture arrays within one unit
  • Cryo-compatible design and materials
  • Plasma-compatible structures

Norcada also offers customization options, including:

  • Customized frame and aperture sizes, including circular and non-symmetric shapes
  • Surface spacers, electrodes, and metalized or passivated fiducial markers
  • Open apertures as small as 5μm
  • Optional electrical passivation
  • Hydrophobic or hydrophilic surface coatings for enhanced material adhesion
  • Delivered in MultiChip format

 

 

Si Apertures with 3mm TEM Frames
Part Number Aperture Size Frame Size Frame Thickness Price/Pack
NT0005 0.005×0.005mm 3mm dia. 200µm Made to Order
NT001 0.01×0.01mm 3mm dia. 200µm $250
NT001.6 0.016×0.016mm 3mm dia. 200µm $250
NT002 0.02×0.02mm 3mm dia. 200µm $200
NT005 0.05×0.05mm 3mm dia. 200µm $200
NT025 0.25×0.25mm 3mm dia. 200µm $150
Price in USD for Pack of 10 Devices

 

Si Apertures with Small Square Frames
Part Number Aperture Size Frame Size Frame Thickness Price/Pack
OX5001 0.01×0.01mm 5x5mm 300µm $350
NX5001 0.01×0.01mm 5x5mm 200µm $350
OX5002 0.02×0.02mm 5x5mm 300µm $350
OX5003 0.03×0.03mm 5x5mm 300µm $210
OX5004 0.04×0.04mm 5x5mm 300µm $190
NX5005 0.05×0.05mm 5x5mm 200µm $190
NX5050 0.50×0.50mm 5x5mm 200µm $140
NX5100 1.00×1.00mm 5x5mm 200µm $140
NX5150 1.50×1.50mm 5x5mm 200µm $140
NX5200 2.00×2.00mm 5x5mm 200µm $150
NX7200 2.00×2.00mm 5x5mm 200µm $300
Price in USD for Pack of 10 Devices

 

Si Apertures with 10mm Frames
Part Number Window Size Frame Size Frame Thickness Price per Pack
NX10100 1.00×1.00mm 10x10mm 200µm $250
QX10200 2.00×2.00mm 10x10mm 500µm $350
NX10300 3.00×3.00mm 10x10mm 200µm $300
NX10500 5.00×5.00mm 10x10mm 200µm $325
QX10500 5.00×5.00mm 10x10mm 500µm $350
Above Prices are in US Dollars per Pack of 5 Devices

 

Si Apertures with 15mm Frames
Part Number Window Size Frame Size Frame Thickness Price per Pack
NX151000 10.00×10.00mm 15x15mm 200µm $380
QX151000 10.00×10.00mm 15x15mm 500µm $400
Above Prices are in US Dollars per Pack of 2 Devices

 

Si Apertures Arrays
Part Number Aperture Size Array Size Frame Size Frame Thickness Price/Pack
TA3001 0.01×0.01mm 3×3 3mm dia. 200µm $350
TA3002 0.02×0.02mm 3×3 3mm dia. 200µm $350
NXA5002 0.02×0.02mm 5×5 5x5mm 200µm $400
Above Prices are in US Dollars per Pack of 10 Devices

 

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