Leica EM UC 7

Model: Leica EM UC 7

Location: 075 Whitaker Hall

Description: Ultra-thin sections of specimens are cut using a specialized instrument called an “ultramicrotome”. Ultramicrotome is a method for cutting specimens into extremely thin slices, called ultra-thin sections that can be studied and documented at different magnifications in a transmission electron microscope (TEM).


  • The usual thicknesses for transmission electron microscopic examinations range between 20 nm and 150 nm.
  • A key advantage of ultramicrotome is the size and homogeneity of the electron-transparent area of specimens prepared with this technique.

Typical uses:

  • Ultramicrotome is a fast and clean method of producing ultra-thin sections of biological samples as well as polymers, rubber, ductile, and even hard and brittle materials.


Per hour rateTrained userBy our service
Other departments at WUSTL$25$125
Other universities$40$100
Industry Corporate$80$200