PELCO® Silicon Aperture Frames (without support film)


  • The PELCO® Silicon Aperture Frames are 3mm disk type frames with a thickness of 200µm and square or rectangular apertures. They are made with the same clean state-of -the-art manufacturing techniques as the PELCO® Silicon Nitride Support Films. The Silicon Nitride has been removed and leaves a silicon frame. They are perfectly round shaped 3mm frame featuring the Easygrip™ edge for easy handling. No broken edges and free of debris often associated with other manufacturing processes. Offered with three sizes of openings: 0.5 x 0.5, 1.0 x 1.0 and 1.5 x 0.5mm. Fully compatible will standard 3mm TEM holders.

    1. Support frame to attach TEM lamellas made with FIB, DualBeam® or CrossBeam® instruments for subsequent TEM imaging
    2. Easy access due to wide angle opening
    3. Protects TEM Lamella During Transport

    Window angle toward the back is 35.26 degrees, which results in aperture dimensions:

    Product No. Aperture size Area Back side opening
    21540-10 0.5 x 0.5mm 0.25mm2 0.78 x 0.78mm
    21541-10 1.0 x 1.0mm 1.00mm2 1.28 x 1.28mm
    21542-10 1.5 x 0.5mm 0.75mm2 1.78 x 0.78mm
    MSDS (367KB PDF)

    1. PELCO® Silicon Aperture Frame (no support film) 0.5 x 0.5mm, pkg/10
    2. PELCO® Silicon Aperture Frame (no support film) 1.0 x 1.0mm, pkg/10
    3. PELCO® Silicon Aperture Frame (no support film) 1.5 x 0.5mm, pkg/10