The custom made glove boxes for the TOF.SIMS 5 allow for sample manipulation under inert atmosphere. The boxes can be designed for the handling of hazardous substances or for the manipulation of samples that must be contained within an inert argon or nitrogen atmosphere. The fully integrated glove box for the TOF.SIMS 5 is directly connected to the load lock of the system.
The glove box can be equipped with a separate airlock box attached to the glove box and two glove ports. This enables the user e.g. to open transfer capsules and to load the air sensitive samples onto the TOF.SIMS 5 sample holder. It is also possible to do sample preparations directly inside the box.
The individual configuration of the glove box can be customized to fulfil the particular needs of the user and the different applications.