The cleaver chamber provides a UHV environment for cleaving crystal specimens.
The cleaver chamber mechanism is configured with easy to replace blades. Different sample sizes can be cleaved up to a maximum of 5x5 mm, H=12 mm. The chamber includes a linear positioning mechanism allowing the setting of sample cleave height and facilitating multiple cuts on the same sample. A rotary drive is used to set the cleaving position. Sample cleaver chambers are usually pumped via the distribution chamber pump set (independent pumping is also possible if requested). Please see the section Sample Holders – PTS Cleave for specific details of our dedicated cleaver sample holder.