The simplicity of application and smooth, clean surfaces of PELCO Tabs™ Carbon Conductive Tabs are a significant improvement compared to many of the other common adhesives that have been used in SEM mounting. Both tab sides have a thick conductive adhesive (conductive inner tab is 35µm and the adhesive is 45µm on each side for a total thickness of 125µm [5 mils]) with a liner on both sides, a transparent liner and white liner respectively. They are ready for immediate use. The top protective liner does not have to be removed until the sample is ready to be mounted. This reduces possible contamination. Outgassing is negligible.
Application of the tab to a mount or surface should be done slowly and carefully to maintain surface smoothness.
The conductive adhesive is a carbon filled acrylic, free of solvents. It can be removed from the specimen mount with ethyl acetate, ethanol, isopropanol, alcohols or our 3M™ Adhesive Remover 80924 which is solvent-free. Temperature maximum is 60°C (140°F). High purity carbon tabs may contain very small impurities of Al and Si; see EDX Spectra.
This product may also be used for gunshot residue analysis.
Many laboratories use these tabs for SEM in a large diversity of applications. Refrigeration will increase shelf life but a warm up period of one hour is then required before use.
The PELCO Tabs™ consist of a carbon fiber mat impregnated with carbon filled acrylic adhesive. There is no internal carrier film.
16084-6 - PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 6mm OD, pkg/112
16084-3 - PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 9mm OD, pkg/98
16084-1 - PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 12mm OD, pkg/100
16084-2 - PELCO Tabs™, Carbon Conductive Tabs, 25mm OD, pkg/54