Ultramicrotome: A Simple, Easily Constructed Instrument

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Science  11 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3589, pp. 241-242
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3589.241


A practical microtome may be built with nominal skill, hand tools, and a drill press. Thermal specimen advance and cutting action by rod flexion eliminate pivots and critical moving parts. The cost of materials is negligible. Resultant sections are adequate for routine work in electron microscopy. sectioning for electron microscopy.