INSTRUMENT MODIFICATIONS: SAMPLE CHAMBER CAMERA (2008)

The CAMECA IMS 1280 ion probe has a sample arm that the user can manipulate to insert or remove samples from the sample stage.  There is a small window positioned to allow the user to see the sample holder slide into the retaining clips on the sample stage. New users often had difficulties because the window is small, the chamber is unlit, and experience is needed to know where to look.  To simplify viewing we’ve added an inexpensive camera, monitor, and power supply.

Sample Holder

SampleCameraOverview

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