Extremely smooth sample surfaces and Best possible structure preservation
The high quality Diatome diamond knives are not just perfect for producing ultrathin and semi-thin sections, but also for surfacing sectioning of all kinds of biological and industrial specimens
Instead of a section as for TEM, the specimen surface is investigated using AFM. In order to achieve the best results for AFM investigation, only the highest quality diamond knives should be used.
Diatome ultra AFM and cryo AFM knives are specially tested to ensure that they meet the increased quality requirements of AFM investigation. They produce extremely smooth sample surfaces and guarantee the best possible structure preservation.
Available in 35° with a cutting range of 10-100 nm in 2 mm and 3 mm sizes.
AFM amplitude image of the muscle of cat's mite Otodectes cynotis. The contrast covers amplitude variation in the 1-3nm range. Size of the whole image equals 4.6microns. Nadejda Borisovna Matsko, Institut für angewandte Physik, ETH Zürich.
P.H. Vallotton, M.M. Denn, B.A. Wood and M.B. Salmeron: Comparison of medical-grade ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene microsctructure by AFM and TEM.
J. Biomater. Sci. Polymer Edn., Vol 6, No. 7, pp. 609-620, 1994. N. Matsko and M. Müller: AFM of biological material embedded in epoxi resin. Journal of Structural Biology 146, pp. 334-343, 2004.
What services can we offer you?
- Technical assistance in all fields of ultramicrotomy.
- Free sectioning tests for all types of samples.
- Make use of our many years of experience in perfecting our knives.
- With a telephone call, an e-mail or a fax message we can inform you of any details you require.