Ultramicrotomy of polymers at its best – ultra sonic

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Sample preparation is a very important and crucial step for several microscopic methods such as lightmicroscopy (LM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) or atomic forcemicroscopy (AFM). Microtomy allows for the sample preparation of many materials and the characterization of innerstructures, facilitating well-defined specimen sectioning for either ultra-smooth surfaces (block-faces), or ultrathinsections [1]. Typical applications are the generation of 1) smooth surfaces for reflection-LM, AFM, infrared or Ramanspectroscopy; 2) the production of semithin sections with typical thicknesses of about 2 microns for conventional LM;and 3) ultrathin cuts with thicknesses of 100 nm and less for TEM. Depending on the application and material,ultramicrotomy can often comprise pre-preparative steps like hardening, embedding, staining for contrastenhancement or cooling down below room temperature [2].
Original languageGerman
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 Microscopy Conference: MC 2021 - Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 22 Aug 202126 Aug 2021


Conference2021 Microscopy Conference
Abbreviated titleMC 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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