Simon Fraser University


 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
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Lis Guimaraes de Azeredo Melo
Xin Zhang