The ultramicrotomes are mainly used to prepare thin sections for imaging with TEM. Either glass or diamond knifes can be used to cut thin sections of specimens embedded in epoxy. The section thickness could be adjusted from 60 to 750 nanometers.

 

Leica ultracut UCT ultramicrotome

(Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH, Austria) 

Location: Room 1412

 

Leica EM Ultracut UC6i ultramicrotome

(Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH, Austria) 

Location: Room 1412

 

 

Low temperature sectioning system for biological and industrial samples at temperatures as low as -185°C. The Leica EM FCS cryo-chamber is installed onto the Ultracut UCT. Sections can be made on either glass or diamond knives.

 

Leica ultracut UCT ultramicrotome
FCS cryochamber 

(Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH, Austria) 

Location: Room 1412 

 

Diatome Static Line II ionizator

(Haug Gmbh & Co. Switzerland)
Diatome cryotrim & cryoP diamond knives (Diatome, Switzerland)

 

Leica EM Trim 2 

(Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH, Austria) 

Location: Room 1412 

The Leica EM TRIM2 is a high speed milling system with integrated stereomicroscope and LED ring illuminator for trimming of biological and industrial samples prior to ultramicrotomy. 

The Leica TRIM2 features a 1 µm feed control for the milling cutter, perpendicular viewing of the embedded sample to determine position for accurate milling.

 

Leica EM KMR2 Knifemaker 

(Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH, Austria) 

Location: Room 1412 

The Leica KMR2 Glass Knifemaker produces 45° glass knives from 6.4, 8, and 10 mm glass utilizing the balanced-break method. 

Variable lengths of glass knife edge can be produced for all room temperature and cryo sectioning.