MICROSCOPY Vol.45▶No.3 2010

Fundamentals and Practice of Electropolishing

Hiroyasu Saka

Abstract: Outline of electropolishing as a method for preparation of TEM specimens is presented. After typical traditional methods are described、a novel method in which only a very small amount of electropolyte is used is introduced.

Key words: TEM, preparation specimen, electropolishing, small amount of electrolyte