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The resin mount inserts offer a few specific advantages. Sample clamping is very straight forward and all samples will have the same working distance which is very useful when performing X-ray energy dispersive spectrum (EDS) analysis.
Resin mount samples have a perfectly prepared flat top surface which is a requirement for quantitative EDS results. However the bottom surface can be very rough or even skewed. Mounting these samples without the insert can often result in the top surface not being leveled which can have a negative effect on the EDS quantification results.
By using the inserts the resin sample bottom will not touch the surface of the sample holder. The top side of the resin samples will be perfectly clamped at the same height inside the insert which enables both high-resolution imaging and EDS analysis at the same time.
The Resin Mount Sample Insert is available in 3 models for supporting standard sized samples of 25 mm (~1 inch), 32 mm (~1 ¼ inch) and 40 mm (~1 ½ inch) diameter. An Allen key for clamping the samples is standard included.
There are 3 type of resin mount inserts available depending on sample size requirement:
For clamping 4 x 40 mm (1 ½ inch) diameter resin mounts
For clamping 6 x 32 mm (1 ¼ inch) diameter resin mounts
For clamping 9 x 25 mm (1 inch) diameter resin mounts