The K-kit is a single-use sealable carrier with a microchannel inside.
It is made by ultraprecise MEMS micromachining from silicon, with a silicon nitride window.
It fits inside a standard TEM grid and thus into all commonly used TEM holders.
Now you don’t need to invest tens and hundreds of thousands to see your liquid or wet TEM samples in their native state.
If you have access to a TEM, you can do liquid TEM.
Window:Si3N4 thickness: 100nm
Materials:Substrate: Si wafer
Nanomaterials Characterization Using the K-kit
See the difference: NIST-traceable polystyrene beads in water are aggregated upon drying by conventional
TEM preparation (left) but maintain their native state in K-kit carrier (right). Scale bar, 500nm.
CaCO3 nanoparticle additives in milk
TiO2 and ZnO in sunscreen lotion
SiO2 nanoparticles in polishing slurry
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in blood
We offer the K-kit as a complete toolbox, set in a deluxe carrying case. The tools, together with the carrier container, are designed to make loading and mounting of the K-kit carrier easy even for an inexperienced user. The toolbox also includes a starter supply of the consumables, everything to get you started doing liquid TEM.
K-kit Complete Toolbox Set, includes a pack of 4 carriers, 0.2µm
Included in the Box: