The Leica EM VCT100 is a contamination-free cryo transfer system which cross-links preparation units with various analysis systems via a transfer shuttle connected to a load-lock.
Samples are transferred in a well-defined environment (e.g. protective gas or high vacuum conditions) from a preparation instrument to the analysis unit. In addition, the specimen can be kept at low temperature for cryo techniques. The load-lock can mount to any vacuum operated SEM, FIB, SIMS,