Thermo Scientific™

Si-Carb Sample Prep Kit

The Thermo Scientific™ Si-Carb Sample Prep Kit is useful for preparing intractable samples, such as coatings, paints and hard polymers for diffuse reflectance analysis.
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This kit involves minimal sample preparation—a small disk of silicon-carbide paper with adhesive backing is attached to a platen and then to a handle. Diamond paper disks are also available for extremely hard samples. The paper is used to abrade the surface of the sample, transferring a small amount of sample to the disk. The platen is then removed from the handle, placed in the appropriate receptacle in the diffuse reflectance accessory and a spectrum is obtained.
  • Easy and inexpensive method of acquiring intractable samples
  • Silicon carbide disks in two grit sizes to abrade most surfaces
  • Optional diamond paper disks for extremely hard samples
  • Handle for holding platen gives access to hard-to-reach spots
  • Adhesive backing secures disks to sampling platen

Includes:

Two sampling platens, one handle, 100 pieces of 400 grit silicon carbide paper (13mm diameter), 100 pieces of 320 grit silicon carbide paper (13mm diameter)

Recommended for:

  • Hard polymers
  • Paints
  • Coatings