Chalmers tekniska högskola Air-protection holder unit for Hitachi ion milling system ArBlade 5000

Air-protection holder unit for Hitachi ion milling system ArBlade 5000

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola Aktiebolag, GÖTEBORG

Air-protection holder unit for Hitachi ion milling system ArBlade 5000:

The air-protection holder unit (hereafter referred to as “holder”) is purposed to be used with a Hitachi ion milling system ArBlade 5000 (hereafter referred to as “the ion milling system”). The holder carries sensitive specimens between the ion milling system and glove boxes, ensuring specimens inside the module are always protected from exposure to ambient air.

During transferring, mounting to the ion milling system, and pumping down to vacuum and Ar flushing in the ion milling system, the holder is kept closed. When the vacuum level reaches the appropriate level for normal operation of the ion milling system, the holder is opened, the sample can be mount into the ion milling system without exposure to ambient air, and ion milling on the sample can be performed. After ion milling finishes, the sample can be transferred back to the holder, kept in protective atmosphere, and transferred back to the glovebox without exposure to ambient air. Inside the glove box the sample can be dismounted from the holder and then be mounted to any other scanning electron microscopy sample holder.

Requirements specifications of goods/services:

The purchase must include the following products/commitments/services:

The holder and accessories

The seal mechanism of the holder must be specified.

The dimension of the holder must be specified.

The holder must enable cross-sectional ion milling in the ion milling system.

For the same sample, the quality of the resulting cross sections must be at least the same as the quality of the cross sections performed with the ordinary cross-sectional holder.

For the same sample, the milling rate of the cross sections must be at least the same as the those of the cross sections performed with the ordinary cross-sectional holder.

Accessories for mounting sample inside a glovebox must be provided. These accessories must ensure correct sample alignment for efficient ion milling in the ion milling system.

The product must be approved by Hitachi to be used for the Hitachi ArBlade 5000.

Interface between the holder and the ion milling system

A description, preferably including illustrations, of how the holder is connect to the ion milling system, and the operation procedure to put the specimen into the ion milling system must be provided.

Interface between the holder and the glove box

A detailed description, preferably including illustrations, of how the sample is aligned for ion milling and then mounted to the holder inside a glovebox must be provided.

A detailed description, preferably including illustrations, of how the sample is dismounted from the holder inside a glovebox must be provided.

The price of an accessory that enables flat milling in the ion milling system, with the use of the air protection holder, must be provided.

For the same sample, the quality of the resulting surface must be at least the same as the quality of the surface performed with the ordinary flat milling holder.

For the same sample, the milling rate of the surface must be at least the same as the those of the surface performed with the ordinary flat milling holder.

Installation and on-site training

The price for installation and on-site training must be provided.

The duration required for installation, and the length of on-site training must be specified.

Delivery time must be specified.

The equipment must be delivered and installed within a maximum of six-month from the date of purchase.

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Anbudstiden utgått

(2024-06-09)

Förfarande

Förhandlat förfarande med meddelande om upphandling

Publicerad

2024-05-29

Dokumenttyp

Meddelande om upphandling

Leveransorter

Västra Götalands län

Diarie-/referensnummer

24/27