Permanent Slide Preparation

What is the best way to make a permanent prep? Advantages to using this method include fewer trapped air bubbles, less chance of sample loss, less chance of contaminating the mounting medium and less waste of mounting medium.

Making and Repairing Tungsten Needles

Micro tools are necessary when isolating, mounting, and handling 1-100 µm sized particles without the use of micromanipulators. Kristie Diebold shows you how to create and sharpen a tungsten needle.

Isolating a Microscopical Defect

Isolating, mounting, and handling 1-100 µm sized particles without the use of micromanipulators is a skill that must be developed. In this video, Kristie Diebold explains and Kristen Wiley demonstrates how to isolate a defect from a polymer for further analysis.

Air Bubbles in Microscope Slides

Did you know that there are advantages to having air bubbles in a prepared microscope slide? View this video.

Particle Solubility as an Aid to Identification

A sample that melts in mounting medium offers clues to its identity. View this video to see how solubility is an aid in particle identification.