Sample preparation equipment

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Sample preparation equipment refers to equipment used for the preparation of physical specimens for subsequent microscopy or related disciplines - including failure analysis and quality control. The equipment includes the following types of machinery:

  • Precision cross-sectioning saws
  • Precision lapping & polishing machines
  • Selected Area Preparation Systems
  • Decapsulation machinery (using mechanical, chemical/ 'jet etching' acid, laser and plasma methodologies)
  • Focused ion beam (FIB) systems
  • Anti-reflective coating systems
  • Dimpling equipment
  • Sputter coating equipment
  • Carbon and metal evaporation systems

Each of these system types incorporates a wealth of accessories and consumable items which fit the particular system for a specific application.

External links[edit]

Article from MATERIALS WORLD Journal discussing the various sample preparation disciplines that allow for failure analysis of electronic materials and components

Article from ULTRA TEC Web-site discussing the backside sample preparation of a packaged electronic device that allow for (through silicon) backside analysis

Article discussing the applications of jet etch equipment