Electron Imaging Center for Nanosystems

EICN provides advanced electron imaging tools for applications ranging from materials science to structural biology

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EM AFS2 Automatic freeze substitution (Leica)

Description: The Leica EM AFS2 is capable of freeze substitution and progressive lowering of temperature ( PLT ) techniques as well as allowing low temperature embedding and polymerization of resins. LED illumination from within the chamber makes work easy.

Key Features:

  • Excellent specimen visibility with Internal LED illumination
  • “Deep Freeze” allows sample transfer at temperatures below -140ºC
  • Fast UV polymerization with LED UV lamp
  • Mouse controlled color screen
  • Memory stick to transfer programs
  • Operator safety due to fume exhaust system
  • LN2 filling from outside specimen chamber
  • LN2 consumptin enough for 5 day protocols

 Academic rate $40/day; Industry rate: $80/day