Leica EM UC7/FC7 – Ultramicrotome for Room Temperature and Cryo Sectioning
Highest Quality Sectioning
High quality sectioning of specimens for light, electron, and atomic force microscopy examination has never been easier and more precise. Leica Microsystems introduces its latest specimen preparation technology: the Leica EM UC7 ultramicrotome and the Leica EM FC7 cryo chamber attachment.
The Leica EM UC7 prepares excellent quality semi- and ultra-thin sections, as well as the perfectly smooth surfaces required for LM, TEM, SEM, and AFM examination. The precision mechanics, ergonomic design, and intuitive layout of the touchscreen control unit make the Leica EM UC7 ideal for the highest quality specimen preparation.
Eucentric movement of the stereomicroscope observation system with patented designated positions for specimen approach, for glass and diamond knives.
In addition to the standard LED illumination for top light and backlight and transmitted light, the LED spot illumination offers a focused light beam to enhance observation, e.g., for cleaning the knife edge and during cryo-sectioning.
The user can walk away from the instrument during trimming; the combination of the fully motorized knife stage and patented AutoTrim function completes and then stops the trim automatically.
Within minutes the Leica EM UC7 can be equipped with the Leica EM FC7 low temperature sectioning system, which incorporates many features and offers a wide range of user benefits such as:
- Using the advanced touchscreen control, three different cryo-modes are available
> High gas flow – increased GN2 gas flow reduces ice contamination below –140°C
> Wet sectioning – to set a temperature difference of up to 130°C between knife (–40°C) and specimen (–170°C), which is useful for, e.g., DMSO applications.
- The attachable micromanipulator (patent applied) provides precise positioning of the grid to make section collection easier than ever before.
- Multiple lighting angles using the patented LED chamber illumination provide excellent visibility for section manipulation and pick up.
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