The two Nikon Stereomicroscopes have adjustable side mounted light sources that enable illumination of the specimen from the top or the side. These microscopes can be used for a multitude of purposes. They are regularly used for sample dissection, sample orientation during Epon embedding, grid preparation, and rough trimming of the resin embedded samples. They are also used during sample loading for high pressure freezing.
For trimming the resin embedded samples, a special base was constructed by the IGC workshop. This base can be found in the ultramicrotome room. Please contact the technicians in the Facility if you are interested in knowing more.