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SMART Grids Comparison

The table below shows a comparison of Dune Sciences' SMART Grids versus conventional carbon grids for a variety of applications.

Grid Comparison
Application
SMART SiO2
C-SMART
Typical carbon grids
Biology/Life Sciences
On-grid sample purification/concentration
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
On-grid immunoassays
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Single particle (virus, proteins, etc.) analysis - negative stain
Good
Excellent
Okay
CryoEM
Okay
Excellent
Good
Materials Science
Metal nanoparticles
Excellent
Excellent
Okay
Sample archival
Excellent
Okay
Okay
Nanomaterials Environmental fate
Excellent
Okay
N/A
Process development
Excellent
Okay
poor
Sequential process imaging
Excellent
N/A
N/A
Ex-situ FIB lift-out
Good
Excellent
Okay
Other Analytical Techniques
SEM
Okay
Excellent
Good
AFM
Excellent
Poor
Poor
EDX
Excellent
Good
Good
EELS
Okay
Excellent
Good
Surface Analysis (TOF-SIMS, XPS/AES)
Excellent
Okay
Okay
EPMA
Excellent
Okay
Okay