On-screen virtual interface panel
The two primary Hiden Analytical UHV ion guns for SIMS/SNMS applications – the IG5C and the IG20 - now
feature the new Windows PC-based LabView program and control interface which together provide fully
integrated control of all ion source, beam steering and internally generated raster scan parameters and
additionally enable store and recall of multiple profiling, imaging and sputter-cleaning formats. The on-screen
virtual interface panel gives instant access to all of the relevant parameters, with speedy adjustment ensured by
the simulated rotary dial.
IG20 Oxygen / Gas Gun
IG5C Caesium Ion Gun
The IG20 ion gun addresses analysis of electro-positive species and is an
electron impact gas source system for operation with both oxygen and inert
gases, with a beam diameter of just 50 micron. The IG5C system with a
caesium surface ionisation source is conceived for measurement of electro-negative
species and features a low power thermal-contact ion source with a
beam diameter down to only 20 micron.
Ion gun set-up is straightforward with stable operation, and optimum for both
the researcher and for routine day-to-day sample analysis. Both guns
operate with ion beam energies to 5KV and are configured with integral
differential pumping to maintain true UHV integrity throughout the analyses.
For further information on these or other Hiden products please contact
Hiden Analytical at [email protected] or visit the main website at www.HidenAnalytical.com.
Hiden Analytical Ltd
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tel: +44 (0)1925 445 225