Ronald Vane, XEI Scientific, Inc., Redwood City, CA
Presentation at Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting, July-August, 2006, Chicago, IL

Comparison of Residual Gas Analysis results on the removal of volatile components and visual observance of the removal of Hydrocarbon films indicates that the immobilization of Hydrocarbons on surfaces by polymerization using the Evactron De-Contaminator is also an important mechanism for reducing contamination interference with imaging in electron microscopy.

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