Cross Sectioning of CuSn Connector of a Solar Cell

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Application Note for Leica EM TIC 3X – Ion beam slope cutting is a method that can achieve flat cross sections of soft materials or material combinations consisting of hard and soft components. The CuSn connector is very soft. Mechanical polishing leads to smearing.