Title

Airtight container for the transfer of atmosphere-sensitive materials into vacuum-operated characterization instruments

Authors

Authors

R. M. Gaume;L. M. Joubert

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

Keywords

ceramics; containers; crystal microstructure; scanning electron; microscopy; seals (stoppers); strontium compounds; vacuum apparatus; ELASTOMER MEMBRANES; MECHANISMS; TRANSPORT; PUNCTURE; RUBBER; WATER; Instruments & Instrumentation; Physics, Applied

Abstract

This paper describes the design and operation of a simple airtight container devised to facilitate the transfer of atmosphere-sensitive samples from a glovebox to the vacuum chamber of an analytical instrument such as a scanning electron microscope. The use of this device for characterizing the microstructure of highly hygroscopic strontium iodide ceramics by scanning electron microscopy is illustrated as an application example. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3669784]

Journal Title

Review of Scientific Instruments

Volume

82

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000298643100033

ISSN

0034-6748

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