Simon Fraser University

Microtome


 Microtome capabilities

  • < 50 nm ultrathin sectioning
  • Touch screen control panel
  • Stereo microscope for optimised positioning
  • Motorised stage for glass or diamond knives
  • 0.05 to 100 mm/sec cutting rate

 Cryo capabilities:

  • Standard liquid nitrogen temperature sample manipulation
  • High gas flow: increased N2 gas flow reduces ice contamination below -140 °C
  • Wet sectioning: to set a temperature difference of up to 130°C between knife (-40 °C) and specimen (-170 °C), which is useful for, e.g. DMSO applications
  • < 10 % RH allows sections to be cut with minimised contamination by ice crystals

Tool Status Up
Manufacturer Leica
Model EM FC7
Typical Application TEM sample sectioning
Location 6120.2
Contact Information

Training

Xin Zhang zhang@4dlabs.ca