On-board sample cleaver
2007 (English)In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 78, no 7, 076103- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An on-board sample cleaver has been developed in order to cleave small and hard-to-cleave samples. To acquire good cleaves from rigid samples the alignment of the cleaving blade with respect to the internal crystallographic planes is crucial. To have the opportunity to mount the sample and align it to the blade ex situ has many advantages. The design presented has allowed us to cleave very tiny and rigid samples, e.g., the high-temperature superconductor La(2-x)SrxCuO4. Further, in this design the sample and the cleaver will have the same temperature, allowing us to cleave and keep the sample at low temperature. This is a big advantage over prior cleaver systems. As a result, better surfaces and alignments can be realized, which considerably simplifies and improves the experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 78, no 7, 076103- p.
High temperature superconductors; Low temperature effects; Machine design; Sampling; Cleaving blades; Rigid samples; Sample design; Crystallography; article; electronics; equipment; equipment design; instrumentation; laboratory diagnosis; materials testing; methodology; microtomy; reproducibility; sensitivity and specificity; system analysis; Equipment Design; Equipment Failure Analysis; Materials Testing; Microtomy; Miniaturization; Reproducibility of Results; Sensitivity and Specificity; Specimen Handling; Systems Integration
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8064DOI: 10.1063/1.2756754ISI: 000248486300072PubMedID: 17672802ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547574333OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8064DiVA: diva2:13285
QC 201008102007-12-122007-12-122012-03-20Bibliographically approved