Samples preparation equipment


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Ultra-microtome
Maker: Leica
Model: UC6

Features:

A microtome is a tool used to cut extremely thin slices of material, known as sections

Ultra-microtome
Maker: Leica
Model: UC7

Features:

A microtome is a tool used to cut extremely thin slices of material, known as sections

Cryo ultra-microtome
Maker:Leica
Model: EM FC7

Features:

A microtome is a tool used to cut extremely thin slices of material, known as sections (Cryo sections)

light microscope
Maker: Olympus
Model: BX51

Features:

The optical microscope, often referred to as light microscope, is a type of microscope which uses visible light and a system of lenses to magnify images of small samples (×100-×1000)

Stereo microscope
Maker: Olympus
Model: SZ61

Features:

The stereo microscope is an optical microscope variant designed for low magnification observation of a sample, typically using light reflected from the surface of an object rather than transmitted through it.

Centrifuge
Maker: TOMY
Model: Kintaro

Features:

A centrifuge is a piece of equipment that puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis (spins it in a circle), applying a potentially strong force perpendicular to the axis of spin (outward). The centrifuge works using the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration causes denser substances and particles to move outward in the radial direction. (Maximum  speed is 13500rpm)

 

Centrifuge
Maker: TOMY
Model: Kintaro

Features:

A centrifuge is a piece of equipment that puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis (spins it in a circle), applying a potentially strong force perpendicular to the axis of spin (outward). The centrifuge works using the sedimentation principle, where the centripetal acceleration causes denser substances and particles to move outward in the radial direction. (Maximum  speed is 13500rpm)

Multifunction vacuum deposition equipment
Maker:
Model: VE3030CVD

Features:

Vaporation is a common method of thin-film deposition. A source material would be evaporated in a vacuum. The vacuum allows vapor particles to travel directly to the target object (substrate), where they condense back to a solid state. (Uses Au, Carbon, Pt and many metal targets target in 0.001Pa)

Vacuum Evaporator
Maker:
Model: VE-2030

Features:

Evaporation is a common method of thin-film deposition. The source material is evaporated in a vacuum. The vacuum allows vapor particles to travel directly to the target object (substrate), where they condense back to a solid state. (Uses Au, Carbon targets in 0.001Pa)

Vacuum Evaporator
Maker: JEOL
Model: IB-29510VET

Features:

Evaporation is a common method of thin-film deposition. The source material is evaporated in a vacuum. The vacuum allows vapor particles to travel directly to the target object (substrate), where they condense back to a solid state. (Uses Au and Carbon target in 0.00001Pa)

Freeze Dryer
Maker: HITACHI
Model: ES-2030

Features:

The water contained in the hydrated sample for SEM would be dehydrated with ethyl alcohol, and substituted with t-butyl alcohol, and froze in a refrigerator of -20℃ and then dried with sublimation at about 13.3 Pa in the evacuator of reduced pressure.

Critical point dryer
Maker:JEOL
Model: JCPD-5

Features:

An apparatus for drying a scanning electron microscope sample by utilizing a critical state of a liquid which can be formed by an appropriate combination of temperature and pressure.

 

Freeze Substitution and Low Temperature Embedding System for Light and Electron Microscopy
Maker:Leica
Model: EM AFS2

Features:

This device performs freeze substitution and progressive lowering of temperature techniques and allows low temperature embedding and polymerization of resins.

Rapid freezing device
Maker:
Model: HIF-4K

Features:

Biological sample containing water is crimped to a metal block under liquid helium temperature and quick freeze fixation is performed. Freeze substitution, frozen ultrathin sectioning, etc. are carried out to keep the sample state close to physiological state, and it is used as a specimen for electron microscopic level morphology, immune electron microscopy, etc.

Slush nitrogen production equipment
Maker: JEOL
Model: slushy Nitrogen Production

Features:

Slush hydrogen is a combination of liquid hydrogen and solid hydrogen at the triple point with a lower temperature and a higher density than liquid hydrogen for making a rapid freezing biology samples.

Frozen specimen preparation equipment
Maker: Leica
Model: EM CPC

Features:

This device is for preparing a frozen specimen for an electron microscope. It is possible to quickly freeze biological samples and tissues such as soft materials and proteins present in liquids. It is quickly frozen by liquid immersion, metal crimping or the like using a refrigerant such as liquid ethane or propane. By combining with an electron microscope device, it is possible to observe the structure inside the thin piece.

Hydrophilization device
Maker: JEOL
Model: HD Treatment

Features:

Hydrophilization of the surface of the TEM support film. Dispersion of powder samples in suspensions and negative staining such as virus, fiber, liposome etc. also show excellent effects on dispersibility and dyeability of samples.

InvitroShaker
Maker:
Model: Shake-XR

Features:

It is possible to perform a three-dimensional vibration like a mix of swirling and seesaw, which is best suited for a gentle shaking of the centrifuge tube horizontally.

 

Automated vibratome for fresh tissue sectioning
Maker:Leica
Model: VT 1000S

Features:

A breakthrough system in which a vibrating blade cuts a specimen while electric knife feeding is performed

Plasma Cleaner
Maker: FISCHI
Model: NE Plasma Cleaner 1020

Features:

Plasma cleaning is the removal of impurities and contaminants from surfaces through the use of an energetic plasma or dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma created from gaseous species. Argon gas is used.

Electron Microscope Oven Processor
Maker:
Model: TD-700

Features:

Polymerizes resin at a temperature of 40-60 ℃.