The Leica UC7 is an ultramicrotome to prepare thin sections from nearly any kind of materials. One of the very central component of this device is the knife. The UC7 can be equipped with either a glass or different kinds of diamond knifes.
Ultramicrotomy is a very versatile preparation method to prepare samples for any kind of electron microscopical examination. Furthermore, it can serve for atomic force and light microscopy as means for the preparation of smooth cross sections. For this purpose the nominal thickness of the specimen can be adjusted from very thin sections for TEM to medium thin sections for SEM and LM.
|Nominal thickness range:||1 nm – 10 µm|
|Knifes:||Diamond 35° and 45°, cryo dry 25°, diamond trimming blades|
|Equipment:||cryo-chamber FC7 with micromanipulator|