Diatome Presents Diamond Knives for Ultramicrotomy on emc2016
Diatome presents the full range of diamond knives for ultra microtomy: ultra, ultra sonic, cryo, histo, ultra and cryo AFM. The application specialists are ready to discuss all ultramicrotomy applications in biology and material sciences, soft and hard, at room- and at cryo temperature.
The boat is designed in such a manner that the water is horizontal when the clearance angle is set. This results in a stationary water surface and good reflection.
The shape of the boat offers you the advantage of an easy pick-up of the floating sections. The surfaces of the Diatome diamond knives are hydrophilic. This property allows an easy wetting of the cutting edge, even with a very low water level (important for sectioning Lowicryls and other hydrophilic embedding media, as well as for water sensitive samples). The diamond is high vacuum brazed onto a metal shank which is securely screwed into the boat. The cementing material seals boat and knife.