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Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines

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

UC6 cryo-Ultramicrotome (Leica)

Description: UC6 Ultramicrotome offers a range of outstanding features and benefits of use from the absolute beginner to the skilled ultramicrotomist. It is suitable for cutting a wide range of materials at the temperature range from -15 to -185oC.Key features:

  • Touch Screen with displayed hints for quick familiar operation
  • Brightness controlled LED illumination
  • Ergonomic design for left- and right-handed users provides fatigue-free operation
  • Eucentric movement of the stereomicroscope offers optimized positioning for approach with glass and diamond knives
  • Eucentric movement of the stereomicroscope for section observation at low water levels and cryosectioning
  • Fully motorized knife stage – the prerequisite for the E-W Measuring-System and Autotrim Function
  • -15 to -185oC cryo operation
  • Frost-free design
  • Incredible thermal stability – continuous sectioning in all temperature ranges

 Academia rate: $100/hour; Industry rate: $200/hour