Simple semiconductor sample holder v3
by jpearce, published
This is an improved simple sample holder for peices of semiconductor wafers for optical experiments.
This component is part of the Open-source optics project, whose goal is to radically reduce the cost of scientific optical hardware: by the Michigan Tech's Open Sustainability Technology Research Group.
For similar see the Open-Source Lab How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs
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This open-source sample holder is designed to hold a semiconductor wafer part on a smooth 8mm diameter rod.
This is an improvement on the last version - as now you can change samples easily using tweezers and one hand only. It uses less plastic than v2 and has a cutout for samples that are short.
Print on your favorite open source 3-D printer and enjoy. You can hold it to the smooth rod using m3s and the thumbscrew.
Use the thumb screw from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30500
If you need the base go to http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28133
Full information here
Thanks to Chenlong for designs on 3D Studio Max.
This component is part of the Open-source Optics Library: Zhang C, Anzalone NC, Faria RP, Pearce JM (2013) Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59840.
This is part of a larger project to reduce the cost of scientific equipment using open-source hardware. Read more here