Apparatus and method for affixing thin film material to sample cup used in X-ray spectroscopy

  • US 6,009,766 A
  • Filed: 09/02/1998
  • Issued: 01/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for mounting a thin-film of material across an open end of a sample cup, said thin film for retaining a sample to be analyzed spectrochemically, said apparatus comprising:

  • a substrate having a through hole;

    a thin film material bonded to said substrate and covering said through hole, said thin film material having a perforated line of weakness defining said thin film material into an inner region and an outer region, said line of weakness situated within said through hole;

    wherein, application of said apparatus over an open end of a sample cup so that said inner region of said thin film material engages the sample cup and extends across the open end thereof causes said inner region to detach from said outer region of said thin film material thereby separating said apparatus from said inner region of said thin film material.

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