Choosing a base grid
for your support

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About this guide

QUANTIFOIL® film supports are available on a wide range of base grids, and the best one for your project will depend on your sample and the imaging modality you are using. If you are not sure where to start, why not take a look at our beginner's guide first? Alternatively, if you already have an idea of what you are looking for, you can start browsing our base grid categories immediately.

The guide includes:

  • Top tips for how to choose the best grid for your project.
  • The most popular choices for single particle analysis and tomography data collection.
  • Other metals and meshes for specific applications such as immunogold labelling or high-temperature studies.
  • A closer look at other grids such as rectangular or hexagonal mesh, which can offer a larger open viewing area for applications such as tomography.