Hi Eric, My condolences on the passing of your coater. We recently purchased a Leica ACE600 e-beam coater, which we are quite happy with. It produces consistent, uniform, high density coatings. Ours runs an automated plasma pre-etch, and it’s programmable so that everybody gets the same coating. The rotating planetary stage can hold up to 6 samples, although we had to add spacers to accommodate more than 3 geologic-thin-section-sized samples at a time. Cheers, Jason From: Wayne D. Niemeyer Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 10:09 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [PROBEUSERS] Carbon Coater Eric, Here is a link to a large coater that will handle your samples: http://www.laddresearch.com/vacuum-equipment/the-ladd-vacuum-evaporator Wayne Wayne D. Niemeyer | Senior Research Scientist [Title: McCrone Associates, Inc. - Description: McCrone Associates, Inc.] McCrone Associates, Inc. • 850 Pasquinelli Drive • Westmont, IL 60559 P. 630.887.7100 ext.2420 | F. 630.887.7417 | www.mccrone.com<http://www.mccrone.com/> ISO/IEC 17025:2005 A2LA Accredited, Certificate #3631.01<http://www.mccroneassociates.com/sites/default/files/A2LA_Cert_3631-01.pdf> • FDA/GDUFA/DEA Registered<http://www.mccroneassociates.com/quality-program> This email and any files attached may contain information that is legally privileged and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, printing, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited without our permission. From: JEOL-Focused Probe Users List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul Eric Wolff Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 4:35 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [PROBEUSERS] Carbon Coater Dear Probe community, please apologize double posting! Since our very old carbon coater died a couple of weeks we are now looking to buy a new machine. At the moment we are using a Balzers EVM052, which uses a carbon rod and we were able to coat up to 6 thin section (2.7x4.7 cm) in one go. Our new machine should be also able to coat the same amount of samples. Therefore we are looking for a machine, which uses carbon rods, comes with a large vacuum chamber and a large distance between target and sample to provide homogeneous coating. Furthermore, a rotary table would be good too. We highly appreciate if some of you can report experience with the new generation models and help us choosing the right model. If someone is using a Balzers EVM052 machine it would be good to get in touch for possible troubleshooting. Thanks in advance and regards to all of you Eric ----------- Dr. Paul Eric Wolff [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Institute of Mineralogy Leibniz University of Hannover Callinstr. 3, 30167 Hannover, Germany Tel. +49 511 762 4818 Fax +49 511 762 3045 **** JEOL Probe Users Listserver Moderator: Anette von der Handt, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Electron Microprobe Lab, University of Minnesota Post a message: send your message to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Unsubscribe: send "SIGNOFF PROBEUSERS" to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> On-line help and FAQ: http://probelab.geo.umn.edu/listserver.html * **** JEOL Probe Users Listserver Moderator: Anette von der Handt, [log in to unmask], Electron Microprobe Lab, University of Minnesota Post a message: send your message to [log in to unmask] Unsubscribe: send "SIGNOFF PROBEUSERS" to [log in to unmask] On-line help and FAQ: http://probelab.geo.umn.edu/listserver.html * [SG50] ________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY: This email is intended solely for the person(s) named and may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it, notify us and do not copy, use, or disclose its contents. Towards a sustainable earth: Print only when necessary. Thank you.