Lab Equipment

Ultracut Ultramicrotome (Leica EM UC7)

A microtome is a sectioning instrument that allows for the cuttting of extremely thin slices of material, known as sections. Microtomes are an important device in preparation of samples for microscopy investigation. The ultracut ultramicrotome we have allows us to section clay edge surfaces to close to molecular smoothness for investigation of anisotropic properties of clay surfaces using atomic force microscope.