Rice University

Shared Equipment Authority

Sample Preparation Tools

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.

Excella E25 Incubator Shaker A

Large-capacity, console shaker with incubation for flasks up to 6 L.   Available incubation temperatures range from 4 to 60 C.  30\ x 18\" plate form shakes at an orbital diameter of 1'' with speeds between  50 and 400 rpm." This instrument does not use calendar scheduling, and does not have a fee. You must coordinate use with the McNew lab.