Dr Barbara Armbruster joins XEI Scientific as Marketing Director

fj8i2394-edit-500h — XEI Scientific, the leading supplier of Evactron® remote RF plasma de-contaminators for electron microscopes, announced the addition of Dr Barbara Armbruster as Marketing Director.  Dr Armbruster has an extensive knowledge of biological and materials electron microscopy and held Product Management positions at Hitachi High Technologies America and JEOL USA.  She received a PhD in Botany from Duke University.


Ron Vane, founder and President of the company, said “I am pleased to announce that Barbara Armbruster, formerly TEM product manager for Hitachi High Tech America, has joined us. She has also worked for JEOL and Gatan and is well known in the electron microscopy community. She will promote the third generation of Evactron® Decontaminators that have dual mode UV and plasma cleaning to provide the fastest and most economical way to pristine. These units guarantee fast removal of hydrocarbons and quick pump down time after cleaning is complete.”


XEI Scientific is the world leader in RF plasma decontamination of electron optical equipment and instrumentation for high-end scientific and industrial research and development.  Evactron® De-Contaminators use energy efficient capacitive couple plasma (CCP) instead of wasteful ICP sources for plasma cleaning. The energy use difference is comparable to a CFL (a CCP) versus an incandescent bulb. Core products include the compact, new EP Evactron® De-Contaminator for turbo plasma cleaning in situ, the Evactron® EPSC Chamber for SEM samples and TEM holders, and the Evactron® CombiClean™ System for chamber and sample cleaning.  Turbo plasma cleaning starts immediately at turbo pumped pressures for the fastest way to pristine.  Evactron® double-action cleaning combines plasma and UV for quick but thorough cleaning, pump down and return to normal operation.


XEI has now sold more than 2400 Evactron® systems worldwide, solving contamination problems in many different environments using high vacuum including electron microscopes, FIBs and other vacuum sample chambers. Each system comes with a 5 year limited warranty. Please visit the XEI web site for the latest details: evactron.com.