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DCR-Desktop Carbon Coater

Desktop Coater System

SEM/TEM sample prep Vac Techniche

Desk Carbon Coating System compact carbon fibre coating system suitable for sample preparation for the use in scanning electron microscope (SEM), Transmission electron microscope (TEM) and X-Ray analysis (EDX).

This device is available in two formats:

DCR is a rotary-pumped carbon coater that is suitable for SEM sample preparation, EDS/WDS and thin film applications.


DCT is a turbo-pumped carbon coater that is ideal for FE-SEM, EDS/WDS, TEM, EBSD and thin film applications.
This high vacuum coater offers high quality uniform carbon films with fine grain sizes which are suitable for specimens that require high resolution and high quality characterization
DCR-Desktop Carbon Coater

Touch Screen Control

DCR is equipped with a 7” colored touch-screen panel using user-friendly software to control the deposition process data. The vacuum and coating sequence information can be observed as digital data or curves on the touch screen and the last 300 coatings are saved on the history page.

Sample Holders

The DCR is adaptable to various sample stage configurations to meet specific user needs. These sample stages are designed to be rotatable, adjustable in height, and easily interchangeable.
The rotary planetary sample stage is an excellent option for achieving uniform coatings on porous specimens.

DCR Evaporation
Pulsed Carbon Fiber

Within the Desk Vacuum Carbon Coating System (DCR), we have introduced a cutting-edge feature – pulsed carbon fiber evaporation. This groundbreaking technique enhances the deposition process, providing unparalleled control over the coating process and simultaneously reducing the production of unwanted debris. Unlike traditional carbon deposition methods, the DCR's pulsed carbon fiber evaporation ensures a more controlled and efficient deposition, resulting in superior, cleaner, and more precise carbon coatings. This advancement opens new doors for researchers and professionals seeking higher-quality carbon coatings with reduced contamination and improved performance.

DCR-Desktop Carbon Coater
More Details

  • Quartz crystal monitoring system used for real time thickness measurement (1nm precision).
  • Pulsed or flash carbon fiber coating modes.
  • Intuitive touch screen to control and monitor the coating process with a capability of rapid data input.
  • User friendly software that can be updated via network.
  • Able to record and plot coating parameters graphs.
  • Easy-to-change specimen stages (rotation stage as standard).
  • Two-year warranty.
  • CE conformity.
  • Ultimate vacuum: Less than 50 mTorr
  • 170 mm OD x 140 mm H pyrex cylinder chamber
  • 0-25 A switching pulsed DC power supply
  • Dimensions: 450 x 500 x 370 mm (H x W x D)
  • Utilities: 220 V-110 V, 50/60 HZ – 2.2/1.7 kW
  • Manual or semi/full-automatic deposition control
  • Precision electronic leak valve for fine control of vacuum pressure
  • Real-time plots of coating parameters
  • Simple transfer of coating data plots via USB port to PC
  • Shipping weight: 46 Kg
  • Intuitive touch screen to control the coating process and rapid data input
  • User friendly software, updatable via network
  • Semi-full automatic carbon fiber/rod deposition process 
  • Repeatable and programmable coating process in the automatic mode
  • Pulsed or flash carbon fiber coating modes
  • Pulsed or ramped carbon rod coating modes
  • Records and plots coating parameters graphs
  • Storing coating recipes for repeatable depositions
The DTE has the following options and accessories:
  • Quartz crystal sensor
  • Spare glass chamber
  • Sealing gaskets
  • Boats and baskets
  • The vacuum chamber is with 170 mm OD and 140 mm H.
  • The DTE is fitted with an internally mounted 90 L/s turbo molecular pump, backed by a 6m3/h two-stage rotary vane pump (optional).

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