QUANTIFOIL® SiO2 films can be a useful alternative to amorphous carbon in certain applications.  Silicon dioxide surfaces are extensively functionalizable, and SiOfilms have been used to :

  • Optimize the physicochemical properties of the transmission electron microscopy supports, by modifying the SiO2 surface.
  • Alter the experimental process: for example by directing the growth of a sample or by attaching a biomolecule to the SiO2 surface.

They are useful for research areas including:

  • Growing cells in situ on grids for CLEM and cryo-FIB.
  • The production of FIB lamallae
  • Attaching biomolecules (for example DNA or microtubules) to the grid for controlled investigations
  • Semiconductor material characterization

If you are interested in QUANTIFOIL® SiO2 films, contact us for more information.

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