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Prep: Leica Ultracut Ultramicrotome

The Ultramicrotome has permanent problems with its stepper motor. As a result, it cannot make controlled cuts of TEM thickness.

 As of Dec 1, 2015, all appointments must be made using FOM. This site's calendar is no longer in use.

Ultramicrotome is used to prepare (section) samples to study the morphology of polymeric materials by Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) or Optical Microscope. Trimmer and glass knife maker are available. Cryo functionality is currently not available.