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Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines

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

UCT Ultramicrotome (Leica)

Description: Ultracut-T (UCT) takes into account the needs and demands of today’s ultramicrotome user and makes use of the latest innovations and technological advances in engineering and electronics. It is suitable for cutting a wide range of materials at the room temperature.

Key features:

  • Automatic feed in 1nm increments from 1 to 1OO nm
  • Variable cutting speed can be finitely controlled from 0.05 to 100 mm per second
  • Knife holder: glass or diamond knives; rotation +/-30o; tilt 1-15o
  • Sample: 360o rotation, +/-25o tilt
  • Illumination: Bright/dark field, sample backlight

Rates: Academia rate: $40/hour; Industry rate: $80/hour