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Title: Low-profile self-sealing sample transfer flexure box

Abstract

A flexural bearing mechanism has enabled the development of a self-sealing box for protecting air sensitive samples during transfer between glove boxes, micro-machining equipment, and microscopy equipment. The simplicity and self-actuating feature of this design makes it applicable to many devices that operate under vacuum conditions. The models used to design the flexural mechanism are presented in detail. Lastly, the device has been tested in a Zeiss Merlin GEMINI II scanning electron microscope with Li 3PS 4 samples, showing effective isolation from air and corrosion prevention.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1474360
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1376976
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0002633
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Simon, Kevin, Porz, Lukas, Swamy, Tushar, Chiang, Yet-Ming, and Slocum, Alexander. Low-profile self-sealing sample transfer flexure box. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4997952.
Simon, Kevin, Porz, Lukas, Swamy, Tushar, Chiang, Yet-Ming, & Slocum, Alexander. Low-profile self-sealing sample transfer flexure box. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4997952.
Simon, Kevin, Porz, Lukas, Swamy, Tushar, Chiang, Yet-Ming, and Slocum, Alexander. Fri . "Low-profile self-sealing sample transfer flexure box". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4997952. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1474360.
@article{osti_1474360,
title = {Low-profile self-sealing sample transfer flexure box},
author = {Simon, Kevin and Porz, Lukas and Swamy, Tushar and Chiang, Yet-Ming and Slocum, Alexander},
abstractNote = {A flexural bearing mechanism has enabled the development of a self-sealing box for protecting air sensitive samples during transfer between glove boxes, micro-machining equipment, and microscopy equipment. The simplicity and self-actuating feature of this design makes it applicable to many devices that operate under vacuum conditions. The models used to design the flexural mechanism are presented in detail. Lastly, the device has been tested in a Zeiss Merlin GEMINI II scanning electron microscope with Li3PS4 samples, showing effective isolation from air and corrosion prevention.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4997952},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 8,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}

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Anomalous High Ionic Conductivity of Nanoporous β-Li3PS4
journal, January 2013

  • Liu, Zengcai; Fu, Wujun; Payzant, E. Andrew
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