The ATUMtome tape collection system is a unique system for collecting sections on a continious tape. Typically, a resin-embedded specimen is used
on the ultramicrotome to cut serial sections that then float on a surface of the water in the diamond knife trough. The ATUMtome moves a continuous ribbon of tape through this water through, automatically removing the serial sections from the water surface in sequence.
After the sections are collected, the tape is mounted onto a silicon wafer substrate or glass slides. The sections are now ready for imaging with a scanning electron microscope or via other microscopy techniques.
The New Standard in 3D Reconstruction Sample Preparation
♦ High Resolution Array Tomography of Biological and Materials
♦ Thousands of ultra-thin sections with a thickness of 30nm can be
automatically collected for EM imaging and subsequent 3-D
♦ Non-destructive preparation; sections can be reviewed may times at
♦ Neuroscience Research
♦ Biological Systems
♦ Materials Science
Boeckeler Instruments Inc. engineers sample preparation equipment for nanoscale research, under the RMC Boeckeler brand. Their solutions are employed in the advancement of a broad range of areas, with special emphasis in sample preparation for 3D electron microscopy solutions.
♦ High Precision
♦ Robust; built for high workload
♦ Easily Upgradable