Preparation of TEM samples
In the facility we have two ultramicroptome for sample cutting from Reichert-Jung (now Leica). Reichert Ultracut E
Ultramicrotomes are used to prepare TEM samples. They employ a glass or diamond knife to cut ultra thin sections of a sample embedded in epoxy. The cuts are approximately between 60 and 100 nanometers in thickness and between 0.5 to 3 mm in width and can be stained and mounted onto TEM grids for further imaging.
To cut knifes for ultramicrotome we offer a Reichert knifemaker.
To stain your sample for image contrast the service usit offers Leica EM Stain: Automatic section stainer for electron microscopy