Glue Gun

A thermoplastic glue stick is used with a gun-type design to melt the glue and allow its application, for example, to an SEM specimen mount. Heavier and/or larger specimens, which might move during study when held with a tape or disc adhesive, will hold firmly in place when this type of adhesive is used to “seat” the specimen. Carbon coating the specimen and the adhesive will permit an electrical discharge path. A lower temperature range (100° to 120°C / 212°- 248°F) is preferable, such as our model 16068 to avoid possible damage to heat sensitive specimens.