The Reichert Ultramicrotome is located in an isolated corner, free from air currents and constant interruption. This instrument is used for sample trimming, and cutting of ultra-thin sections (50 - 90 nm), and semi-thin sections (300 - 700 nm). A section thickness of 60 - 120 nm is optimal for TEM imaging on the Hitachi H-7650 or the FEI Spirit located in the electron microscopy facility.
To book this equipment, you can do it here. Booking slots are limited to 3-hrs (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm) however shorter bookings are encouraged to optimize instrument usage. You can contact one of the technicians in the IGC Electron Microscopy Facility for appropriate training.