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TEM grids with support film

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The EM Resolutions team have many years experience working in the Microscopy industry. We have been making high quality support films and calibration standards for over 20 years and now supply these and other consumables for Electron Microscopy direct to customers all over the world. EMR TEM support films are produced with the requirement of the electron microscopist in mind. The clean production techniques yield reliable, consistent quality TEM support films without contamination issues. Stringent quality control procedures include checking with a TEM.

Formvar film on grids

Formvar only F range support films are an excellent solution when viewing fragile sections in the TEM. They are particularly good for supporting ultrathin cryosections

  1. Formvar film on Copper 100 mesh (50) F100Cu

  2. Formvar film on Copper 200 mesh (25) F200Cu25

  3. Formvar film on Copper 200 mesh (50) F200Cu

  4. Formvar film on Copper 200 mesh (100) F200Cu100

  5. Formvar film on Copper 300 mesh (25) F300Cu25

  6. Formvar film on Copper 300 mesh (50) F300Cu

  7. Formvar film on Copper 300 mesh (100) F300Cu100

  8. Formvar film on Copper 400 mesh (25) F400Cu25

  9. Formvar film on Copper 400 mesh (100) F400Cu100

  10. Formvar film on Copper 400 mesh (50) F400Cu

Carbon film on grids

Carbon support films provide a continuous thin electron transparent support for viewing nano and virus like particles. They also provide increased stability of specimens when imaging at very high magnifications. A good solution for imaging nanoparticles. Carbon film thickness is in the range of 15-20nm providing a thin consistent carbon film. If your application requires a slightly thicker or thinner film then please tell us and we can modify future orders to your requirements.

  1. Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (25) C200Cu25

  2. Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (50) C200Cu

  3. Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (100) C200Cu100

  4. Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (25) C300Cu25

  5. Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (50) C300Cu

  6. Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (100) C300Cu100

  7. Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (25) C400Cu25

  8. Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (50) C400Cu

  9. Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (100)C400Cu100

Formvar Carbon film on grids

Formvar Carbon support films (FC range) offer a good solution where a carbon only film is too fragile to withstand pre-treatments or additional processing. They also provide the option to remove the formvar before use if preferred.

  1. Formvar Carbon Film on Copper 100 mesh (25) FC100Cu25

  2. Formvar Carbon Film on Copper 100 mesh (50) FC100Cu

  3. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (25) FC200Cu25

  4. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (50) FC200Cu

  5. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (100) FC200Cu100

  6. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (25) FC300Cu25

  7. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (50) FC300Cu

  8. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (100) FC300Cu100

  9. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (25) FC400Cu25

  10. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (50) FC400Cu

  11. Formvar/Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (100) FC400Cu100

  12. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (25) FC200Ni25

  13. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (50) FC200Ni

  14. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (100) FC200Ni100

  15. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (25) FC300Ni25

  16. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (50) FC300Ni

  17. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (100) FC300Ni100

  18. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (25) FC400Ni25

  19. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (50) FC400Ni

  20. Formvar/Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (100) FC400Ni100

  21. Formvar/Carbon film on Gold 200 mesh (25) FC200Au25

  22. Formvar/Carbon film on Gold 200 mesh (50) FC200Au

  23. Formvar/Carbon film on Gold 300 mesh (25) FC300Au25

  24. Formvar/Carbon film on Gold 300 mesh (50) FC300Au

  25. Formvar/Carbon film on Gold 400 mesh (25) FC400Au25

  26. Formvar/Carbon film on Gold 400 mesh (50) FC400Au

Holey, Lacey film on grids

Lacey Carbon support films provide a wide range of hole sizes and offer a cost effective solution where are a continuous film is not desirable. Lacey Carbon supports are stronger than Holey carbon supports and ideal for specimens requiring more rigorous pre-treatments. Our experience of developing methods over 30 years enables us to have greater control over the formation of the holes. If your application requires a particular hole size or you would prefer slightly thicker or thinner film then please tell us and we can modify future orders to your requirements. Also included in our range is a Lacey Formvar Carbon support film that retains a Lacey Formvar backing for additional strength.

  1. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (25) LC200Cu25

  2. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (50) LC200Cu

  3. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (100) LC200Cu100

  4. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (25) LC300Cu25

  5. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (50) LC300Cu

  6. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (100) LC300Cu100

  7. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (25) LC400Cu25

  8. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (50) LC400Cu

  9. Lacey Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (100) LC400Cu100

  10. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (25) LC200Ni25

  11. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (50) LC200Ni

  12. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (100) LC200Ni100

  13. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (25) LC300Ni25

  14. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (50) LC300Ni

  15. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (100) LC300Ni100

  16. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (25) LC400Ni25

  17. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (50) LC400Ni

  18. Lacey Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (100) LC400Ni100

  19. Lacey Carbon film on Gold 200 mesh (25) LC200Au25

  20. Lacey Carbon film on Gold 200 mesh (50) LC200Au

  21. Lacey Carbon film on Gold 300 mesh (25) LC300Au25

  22. Lacey Carbon film on Gold 300 mesh (50) LC300Au

  23. Lacey Carbon film on Gold 400 mesh (25) LC400Au25

  24. Lacey Carbon film on Gold 400 mesh (50) LC400Au

  25. Lacey Carbon film on H7 Copper (25) LCH7Cu25

  26. Lacey Carbon film on H7 Copper (50) LCH7Cu

  27. Lacey Carbon film on H7 Copper (100) LCH7400Cu100

  28. Lacey Formvar Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (25) LFC300Cu25

  29. Lacey Formvar Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (50) LFC300Cu

Holey Carbon support films (HC range) provide a carbon support film with a range of relatively small hole sizes, particularly suited for suspensions of nano and virus like particles. They offer a cost effective solution where are a continuous film is not desirable. If you need a particular hole size or would prefer slightly thicker or thinner films then please tell us and we can modify future orders to your requirements.

  1. Holey Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (25) HC200Cu25

  2. Holey Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (50) HC200Cu

  3. Holey Carbon film on Copper 200 mesh (100) HC200Cu100

  4. Holey Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (25) HC300Cu25

  5. Holey Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (50) HC300Cu

  6. Holey Carbon film on Copper 300 mesh (100) HC300Cu100

  7. Holey Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (25) HC400Cu25

  8. Holey Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (50) HC400Cu

  9. Holey Carbon film on Copper 400 mesh (100) HC400Cu100

  10. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (25) HC200Ni25

  11. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (50) HC200Ni

  12. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 200 mesh (100) HC200Ni100

  13. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (25) HC300Ni25

  14. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (50) HC300Ni

  15. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 300 mesh (100) HC300Ni100 

  16. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (25) HC400Ni25

  17. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (50) HC400Ni

  18. Holey Carbon film on Nickel 400 mesh (100) HC400Ni100

  19. Holey Carbon film on Gold 200 mesh (25) HC200Au25

  20. Holey Carbon film on Gold 200 mesh (50) HC200Au 

  21. Holey Carbon film on Gold 300 mesh (25) HC300Au25

  22. Holey Carbon film on Gold 300 mesh (50) HC300Au

  23. Holey Carbon film on Gold 400 mesh (25) HC400Au25

  24. Holey Carbon film on Gold 400 mesh (50) HC400Au

  25. Holey Carbon film on H7 Copper (25) HCH7Cu25

  26. Holey Carbon film on Copper H7 (50) HCH7Cu

Graphene film on grids

Graphene Oxide are super thin (<1nm) naturally hydrophilic support films. Pre-treatment of GO support films is not necessary before using. The hydrophilic surface will facilitate the even spread of particle suspensions across the grid. We would actively discourage any form of plasma cleaning or glow discharge as it will damage the support film.

Graphene and Graphene Oxide (GO) have been known for some time to offer distinct benefits as thin support films for TEM. Whilst Graphene grown by CVD offers the possibility of a continuous film the methods of production are technically complex and expensive for large scale manufacture of coated TEM grids. Graphene oxide offers a cost effective alternative to Graphene. GO monolayers are typically 50% thinner than the equivalent carbon support film offering an ideal solution for viewing nanoparticles by TEM where a continuous support is necessary. Graphene oxide films are almost transparent under the electron beam and not easily visible under an optical microscope. As part of our quality process we check each batch using TEM imaging and diffraction to characterise the grids.

EM Resolutions can offer coated grids with a varying thicknesses of GO to best suit your application. When deciding which is best for you one needs to consider a compromise between grid coverage vs the number of layers (thickness of GO).

We ensure that the GO covers a given % of holes in the support film using three key metrics:

(1) % of the area of the grid holes covered (coverage)

(2) the average number of GO layers across each hole

(3) what % of the covered holes are monolayer.

For good ‘monolayer’ coverage we would expect ~ 50% coverage, of which the majority is monolayer (i.e. a total of ~ 30% monolayer across the grid area). Depending on your application you need to decide if it is more important to have high coverage or a high monolayer fraction.

For good overall coverage of> 80% coverage we would expect typically 2-3 layers of GO with < 20% as monolayer GO. These films are ideal for carbonaceous particles where carbon supports cannot be used.

EM Resolutions offers GO support films on a range of carefully selected coated grid types. We use holey and lacey support films on hexagonal grids to ensure the most even coverage of GO that is suitable for your application.

  1. Graphene oxide on hexagonal Holey Copper 300 mesh (10) GOHC300HxCu10

  2. Graphene oxide on hexagonal Holey Copper 300 mesh (25) GOHC300HxCu25

  3. Graphene oxide on hexagonal Holey Copper 300 mesh (50) GOHC300HxCu50

  4. Graphene oxide on hexagonal Lacey Copper 300 mesh (10) GOLC300HxCu10

  5. Graphene oxide on hexagonal Lacey Copper 300 mesh (25) GOLC300HxCu25

  6. Graphene oxide on hexagonal Lacey Copper 300 mesh (50) GOLC300HxCu50

Silicon Nitrite Membrane

Silicon Nitride membranes (TEM windows) have the advantage of being chemically inert and mechanically robust, being able to withstand temperatures >1000°C. They are particularly suitable for conducting nanotechnology experiments directly on their surface over a wide temperature range. Silicon Nitride grids are compatible with correlative negative staining electron microscopy and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for use in the detection of micro-organisms.

  1. NANOPOROUS Silicon Nitride 20 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 500 micron window) NANOPOROUS One Window (1) 500×500µm SN100-P20Q05

  2. Silicon Nitride Lift-Out TEM Windows with Gold Contacts One Window with free edge (1) 100×500µm; 200nm Au Contacts SN100-LFT-AU

  3. Silicon Nitride Lift-Out TEM Windows One Window with free edge(1) 100×500µm SN100-LFT

  4. Silicon Nitride 50 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows) Nine Windows: (9) 100×100µm SN100-A50Q33

  5. Silicon Nitride 50 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 1000 micron window) One Window: (1) 1000×1000µm SN100-A50Q10

  6. Silicon Nitride 50 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 500 micron window) One Window: (1) 500×500µm SN100-A50Q05

  7. Silicon Nitride 50 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 100 micron window) One Window: (1) 100×100µm SN100-A50Q01

  8. MICROPOROUS Silicon Nitride 50 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 500 micron window) MICROPOROUS (2.0 µm pores with labeled grid) / One Window: (1) 500×500µm SN100-A50MP2Q05

  9. Silicon Nitride 20 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows) Nine Windows: (8) 100×100µm, (1) 100×350µm SN100-A20Q33

  10. Silicon Nitride 20 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 500 micron window) One Window: (1) 500×500µm SN100-A20Q05

  11. MICROPOROUS Silicon Nitride 20 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 500 micron window) MICROPOROUS (2.0 µm pores with labeled grid) /One Window: (1) 500×500µm SN100-A20MP2Q05

  12. Silicon Nitride 10 nm thick TEM Windows (9 LARGE windows) Nine Large Windows (8) 250×250µm, (1) 250×500µm SN100-A10Q33B

  13. Silicon Nitride 10 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows) Nine Windows: (8) 100×100µm, (1) 100×350µm SN100-A10Q33

  14. Silicon Nitride 5 nm thick TEM Windows (2 slots – CONDUCTIVE) Two Windows: (2) 50×1500µm CONDUCTIVE SN100-A05QL-C

  15. Silicon Nitride 5 nm thick TEM Windows (9 SMALL windows) Nine Windows (SMALL): (8) 50×50, (1) 50×100µm SN100-A05Q33A

  16. Silicon Nitride 5 nm thick TEM Windows (Single 25 micron window) One Window: (1) 25×25µm SN100-A05Q00

  17. TEM Window Handling Tweezer K6 (Plastic) K6TWZR

Silicon Dioxide Membrane

Every batch of TEM windows is tested for robustness and inspected under the TEM. Prior to packaging, each TEM window is individually inspected in an optical microscope.

  1. Silicon Dioxide G-FLAT TEM Windows (Single 1000 micron window) One Window: 1000×1000µm SO100-GFLAT75

  2. Silicon Dioxide 40 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows) Nine Windows: (9) 100×100µm SO100-A40Q33

  3. Silicon Dioxide 20 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows) Nine Windows: (9) 100×100µm SO100-A20Q33

  4. TEM Window Handling Tweezer K6 (Plastic) K6TWZR

Pure Silicon Membrane

Every batch of TEM windows is tested for robustness and inspected under the TEM. Prior to packaging, each TEM window is individually inspected in an optical microscope.

  1. NANOPOROUS Pure Silicon TEM Windows (9 windows) NANOPOROUS, Nine Windows: (8) 100×100, (1) 100×350µm US100-P30Q33

  2. NANOPOROUS Pure Silicon TEM Windows (Single 500 micron window) NANOPOROUS, One Window: (1) 500×500µm US100-P30Q05

  3. Single Crystal Silicon 35 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows)<100>Single Crystal Silicon; Nine Windows: (8) 100×100µm, (1) 100×350µm US100-C35Q33

  4. Non-Porous Pure Silicon 15 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows) Nine Windows: (8) 100×100µm, (1) 100×350µm US100-A15Q33

  5. Non-Porous Pure Silicon 15 nm thick TEM Windows (2 slots) Two Windows: (2) 100×1500µm US100-A15L

  6. Non-Porous Pure Silicon 9 nm thick TEM Windows (9 windows) Nine Windows: (8) 100×100µm, (1) 100×350µm US100-A09Q33

  7. Non-Porous Pure Silicon 9 nm thick TEM Windows (2 slots) Two Windows: (2) 100×1500µm US100-A09L

  8. Non-Porous Pure Silicon 5 nm thick TEM Windows (9 SMALL windows) Nine Windows (SMALL): (8) 50×50, (1) 50×100µm US100-A05Q33A

  9. Non-Porous Pure Silicon 5 nm thick TEM Windows (single 25 micron window) One Window: (1) 25×25µm US100-A05Q00

  10. Non-Porous Pure Silicon 5 nm thick TEM Windows (2 slots) Two Windows: (2) 50×1500µm US100-A05L

  11. TEM Window Handling Tweezer K6 (Plastic) K6TWZR



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