Interdisciplinary Resource Center for Nanotechnology

...going for nano

Sample Preparation

Sample preparation complex installed at IRC lab includes systems for precise ion etching and spattering (Gatan PECS, Gatan PIPS, Fischione NanoMill) as well as machines to care out the whole cycle of TEM sample preparation.

Leica EM GP


Leica EM GP cryopreparation station for TEM and SEM

Liquid ethane is used for preparation

Controllable environment in specimen chamber: 

  • temperature: +4C - +60C
  • humidity: up to 99%



Leica EM TXP


Leica EM TXP - precision multifunctional station for mechanical treatment of specimen surfase.


  • Cutting
  • Grinding
  • Polishing

Available tools:

  • Diamond disc cutter
  • Diamond miller
  • Grinding and polishing foils

Different specimen holders

Light microscope for In-situ control


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