Auxiliary equipment

The auxiliary equipment is property of ID21 and is available for users without the need to include them in A-form.

 

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Visible Microscope

Zeiss Axioplan 2 located at the sample preparation room at ID21

 

 

 


  • Objectives: 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 50x and 100x
  • Reflection and transmission illumination
  •  Motorized stage
  •  Axio vision software
    • Mosaic acquisition with alignment and focus correction algorithm
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SEM

TM-1000 located at the chemistry laboratory of ID21 (room 20.0.04)

 

 

 

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  • 15kV acceleration voltage; 20~10,000x magnification
  • standard mode and charge-up reduction mode
  • specimen traverse; X:15 mm, Y:18mm
  • 70 maximum sample size in diameter; 20 mm maximum sample thickness
  • high-sensitive semiconductor BSE detector

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Glove box

Glove box located at the sample preparation room at ID21

 

 

 

 

Not fully tight, useful for manipulation of samples under nitrogen gas flow or liquid nitrogen bath.

 

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Microtome/Cryomicrotome

Leica RM2265/LN22 located at the sample preparation lab at ID21

 

  • Binocular and illumination source
  • Sectioning down to 500nm
  • Automatic sectioning speed control                                            

 

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Cryogenic:

-Liquid nitrogen flow (-50 to -120 °C)

-Blade and sample temperature control

-Diamond, Tungsten carbide and stainless steel blades

-Stainless steel and PEEK sample holders

-Diamond, stainless steel and tungsten carbide blades

 

 

 

 

Room temperature:

-Diamond and stainless steel blades

-Several sample holder adapters

For more details about the use of this equipment please contact Hiram Castillo (ext. 2948)

 

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Cryodewar

ARPEGE 70 cryodewar located at the ID21 chemistry lab (room 20.0.04)

 

 

 

 

Cryodewar for cryopreservation of safety authorized samples.

The tank has a liquid nitrogen capacity of 72 L for storage in liquid phase and 15 L for gas phase storage.

Static holding time of 120 days for liquid phase and 25 days for gas phase.

4 Aluminum racks can hold up to 20 boxes with 100 2 ml tubes inside the cryodewar

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For more details about the use of this dewar please contact Hiram Castillo (ext. 2948)

 

Freeze dryer

Emitech freeze dryer located at the ID21 chemistry lab (room 20.0.04)

 

 

 

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The emitech freeze dryer is available for users to prepare samples such as thin tissue sections or cells. The peltier contact maintains a temperature of -65C at the sample. The vaccum is in the range of 1x10-2mbar.

Sample holders for freeze drying are available at ID21. The maximum diameter of the sample holder to maintain a good contact with the cold stage is 2.5cm.

 

Please contact Hiram Castillo (ext 2948) for more information about the use of this equipment.

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