Cryo-SEM Preparation Systems

Quorum’s market-leading PP3010 cryo sem preparation system is the latest in cryo-SEM technology and combines the highest quality results with unparalleled ease of use. The PP3010 is a highly automated, column-mounted, gas-cooled cryo sem preparation and cryo transfer system suitable for most makes and models of W-SEM, FE-SEM and FIB/SEM.

Cryo preparation techniques for cryo SEM and FIB/SEM are essential for the observation of biological, wet or beam sensitive specimens. Using cryo sem electron microscopy removes the need for conventional preparation methods, such as chemical fixation and critical point drying, and allows observation of specimens in their natural hydrated state.

Quorum also pleased to offer the PP3005 SEMCool and PP3006 CoolLok – part cryo preparation systems for low temperature applications where the full specimen processing capabilities of the PP3010 may not be required.

If you would like to talk to a member of our sales team in the UK about any products, please call us on: +44(0)1323 810981 or email [email protected]

Take a moment to review the benefits of the PP3010 Cryo System.

The Quorum Cryo-SEM PP3010 PrepDek workstation plus pressurised dewar shown here

Sputter Coaters and SEM/ TEM Carbon Coaters

Our new entry-level coater

The MiniQS

The MiniQS is ideally suited to the budget-conscious user who also demands reproducible results in an easy-to-use instrument. The MiniQS uses a Magnetron sputtering head with a simple to replace disc target.

Our Full Range of Sputter Coaters

The Q Plus Series

The Q Plus Series is the latest version of Quorum’s internationally acclaimed, market-leading range of sputter and carbon coaters. They are increasingly used in high-resolution microscopy, where ultra-fine coating is a must.

Sputter coating is the standard method for preparing non-conducting or poorly conducting specimens prior to observation in a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Quorum offer low-cost, rotary-pumped sputter coaters for depositing non-oxidising metals – such as gold (Au) and platinum (Pt) – and turbomolecular-pumped coaters, suitable for both oxidising and non-oxidising metals, such as chromium (Cr).

To offer improved ultra-fine coating Quorum have introduced the NEW Q150V Plus, which offers an ultimate vacuum of 1 x 10-6mbar for superior results.

Large chamber sputter coaters are available for specimens up to 200 mm in diameter. Most Quorum coaters can also be configured for carbon evaporation using easy-change carbon rod and carbon fibre inserts.

Click here to download the brochure for selecting Options, Spares and Consumables for the Q Plus Series 

If you would like to talk to a member of our sales team in the UK about any products, please call us on: +44(0)1323 810981 or email [email protected]

ANNOUNCEMENT: as of March 2022 we are no longer able to offer the SC7620 and associated carbon fiber attachment with immediate effect.

Glow Discharge for TEM and Surface Modification

The GloQube® Plus is a cost-effective, compact and easy to use glow discharge system, designed to fulfil the needs of laboratories with TEM. The primary application of the GloQube® Plus is to modify the surface of TEM grids in a way that it meets requirements for successful imaging of a variety of macromolecules. Integrated into one system, the two chambers enable the user maximum flexibility to choose which sample preparation technique they want to use: glow discharge in-air or in-chemical vapour, without downtime for cleaning or the risk of contamination and loss of samples.
The in-chemical vapour glow discharge doesn’t just help with retaining molecules on the TEM grids, but it also allows the user to control the orientation and conformation. With automatic vapour control, the system ensures accurate concentrations of chemical vapour in the plasma, producing reliable and reproducible results.
Two chambers designed into one easy to use package provides a smaller footprint for the workflow space and no cross-contamination between the chambers.

Critical Point Dryers

Quorum make a range of Critical Point Dryers to meet the needs of electron microscopy (EM) and other applications. Critical Point Drying is an established method of dehydrating biological tissue prior to examination in a scanning electron microscope (SEM).

We also offer a range of products to support the laboratory workflow for sample preparation. If you were unable to see what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our applications support team will be available to guide you.

Cryo-SEM Preparation Systems

Cryo-SEM PP3010 PrepDek workstation plus

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Cryo-SEM Preparation Systems

PP3010 Cryo-SEM Preparation System

Highly automated, easy to use
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MiniQS Entry-Level Coater

For budget-conscious user
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Critical Point Dryers

K850 Critical Point Dryer

Versatile and ease of operation
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Q150V Plus for ultra-fine coatings in high vacuum applications

For high-vacuum applications,
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