Post by Professor Lake Shore on Jan 31, 2017 16:50:01 GMT -5
How do I clean a sample holder?
This depends on what has been used on the sample stage. Do not use abrasives or scrub the sample holder; doing so will remove the gold plating. Most adhesives can be cleaned with acetone applied to a soft, clean cloth then rinsed with isopropyl alcohol. Apiezon N grease is not soluble in alcohols or acetone and will need to be removed with Xylene. When using VGE 7031 varnish for semi-permanent mounting, the sample can be removed and the sample holder cleaned by soaking in a solution of equal parts of ethanol and toluene. Isolated coaxial and triaxial samples should be handled with care when cleaning and installing. Lake Shore does not recommend sonicating these special stages.