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Low temperature scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-SEM) has become an established technique for capturing and observing biological samples close to their natural state. It is a method of choice, where the traditional sample preparation (e.g. critical point drying) causes unwanted changes in the sample structure. A Cryo-SEM workflow typically involves sample fixation using either a flash-freezing in liquid nitrogen slush or high-pressure freezing. Frozen samples are then transferred under vacuum to a cryo sputter coater, where they are coated with a conductive layer of metals or carbon. Finally, the samples are inserted into a SEM chamber equipped with a cryo-stage and observed under high vacuum condition. Due to our customizable design, all TESCAN SEMs can be equipped with a variety of cryo-processing tools from major vendors. This allows researchers to take advantage of all our imaging capabilities with the state-of-the-art cryo technology of their choice. By integrating cryo SEM in our microscopes, users can take an unprecedented look at nanometer sized features on plants, tissues and cellular specimens.

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Surface of a mouse tongue

A cryo-fractured leaf

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Surface features on cryo-prepared cells.

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