Leica EM ACE900: The Next Generation of Freeze Fracture System
- The new Leica freeze fracture instrument has a redesigned cooling concept, microtome, shielding, e-beams load locks, and offers a connection to the EM VCT500 cryo transfer system for protection of the samples during the complete cryo SEM working process. Embedded in a modern userinterface there are no more barriers to operate.
- Left: Giardia lamblia; right: Drosophila larva
Fully reproducible high class results with maximum resolution: The Leica EM ACE900 is a high-end sample preparation system. Perform freeze fracture, freeze etching, and e-beam coating in one instrument.
Freeze fracture describes the technique of breaking a frozen specimen to reveal internal structures.Freeze etching is the sublimation of surface ice under vacuum to reveal details of the fractured face that were originally hidden. They are the most sensitive techniques to preserve smallest details for TEM and cryo SEM analysis.
Assisted operation to produce high class samples with ease is a benefit of the new generation of Freeze Fracture systems. The Leica EM ACE900 produces reliable results and sets a new standard for freeze fracture.
Upgrade your Freeze Fracture System and Take Advantage of:
Fully Reproducible Processing
A perfect combination of automation and manual operation (fracturing) make preparation highly reproducible and flexible. All relevant parameters are logged.
Preserve Maximum Details with Adaptive Process Parameters
Thanks to a high vacuum for a fine coating, a big cryo shield to protect the sample, a rotating and tilting cryo table to allow low angle rotary shadowing and a fast, precisely controllable e-beam evaporation you can make smallest details visible.
Get to your Research Results Faster
Process your samples fast with load locks for e-beam sources, sample holder and knife. No need to wait until vacuum is reached.
Obtain New Insights in:
Biology: membranes, bacteria, cell organelles, proteins
Industry: cosmetic products, food, drugs
Material research: emulsions, polymers, boundary layers, nano-structures, liquid crystals