The chucks used to secure samples to the rotation stage (pictured left) range from 0.5-10mm in diameter. Thin walled aluminum sample holders (pictured right) are available for use that are 19, 25 and 38mm in diameter and 55, 65, and 85mm in length, respectively. Otherwise a sample holder that can be secured by the chuck will need to be supplied by the user.

If the sample is not dry, concerted planning and effort needs to be made to ensure that no liquid exits the sample while scanning, and the setup needs to be approved prior to use in the facility.