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DiATOME® Diamond Knives

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afm diamond knifeExtremely smooth sample surfaces

Best possible structure preservation

The high quality DiATOME® diamond knives are not just perfect for producing ultrathin and semi-thin sections, but also for surfacing sectioning of all kinds of biological and industrial specimens for AFM investigation.

Instead of a section as for TEM, the specimen surface is investigated using AFM. In order to achieve the best results for AFM investigation, only the highest quality diamond knives should be used.

DiATOME ultra AFM and cryo AFM knives are specially tested to ensure that they meet the increased quality requirements of AFM investigation. They produce extremely smooth sample surfaces and guarantee the best possible structure preservation.

Available in 35° with a cutting range of 10-100 nm in 2 mm and 3 mm sizes.

Ordering Information

Cryo-AFM Diamond Knife 35° 2.0mm new20-AFM-CDL 2,700.00 Add to Cart
   resharpen20-AFM-CDR 1,650.00Add to Cart
Ultra-AFM Diamond Knife 35° 2.0mm new20-AFM-UDL 2,700.00Add to Cart
   resharpen20-AFM-UDR 1,650.00Add to Cart
Cryo-AFM Diamond Knife 35° 3.0mm new30-AFM-CDL 3,600.00Add to Cart
   resharpen30-AFM-CDR 2300.00 Add to Cart
Ultra-AFM Diamond Knife 35° 3.0mm new30-AFM-UDL 3,600.00 Add to Cart
   resharpen30-AFM-UDR 2,300.00 Add to Cart


View this PowerPoint presentation for more information about current research on alternatives to FIB.


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AFM amplitude image of the muscle of cat's mite Otodectes cynotis. The contrast covers amplitude variation in the 1-3nm range. Size of the whole image equals 4.6microns. Nadejda Borisovna Matsko, Institut für angewandte Physik, ETH Zürich.

P.H. Vallotton, M.M. Denn, B.A. Wood and M.B. Salmeron: Comparison of medical-grade ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene microsctructure by AFM and

J. Biomater. Sci. Polymer Edn., Vol 6, No. 7, pp. 609-620, 1994. N. Matsko and M. Müller: AFM of biological material embedded in epoxi resin. Journal of Structural Biology 146, pp. 334-343, 2004.

What services can we offer you?

  • Technical assistance in all fields of ultramicrotomy.
  • Free sectioning tests for all types of samples.
  • Make use of our many years of experience in perfecting our knives.
  • With a telephone call, an e-mail or a fax message we can inform you of any details you require.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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