Please see CAM: Biological sample preparation for more biological specimen preparation facilities.
LN2 Cold stages on 2 SEMs and 3 TEMs.
High pressure freezer
- Leica EM-PACT. Pressure controllable to 2300 bar. Specimen holders currently 350 micron x 17mm tubes, or c. 2mm dia x 200 micron deep larger flat holders.
- Leica Freeze-substitution - programmable.
Automated freeze substitution unit
This is an automatic user-programmed substitution and low temperature embedding system for cryo-prepared samples:
- Working range: -140 to +65°C
- Time settings: 0 to 999.9 hr for each step
- 3 Holding-Time / Temperature settings
- 2 Slope settings i.e. time between two temperatures
- 10 Programme memories