We Also Offer High Quality Coated Microscope Slides
Thin film coated microscope slides have many applications in optics and biotechnology. They provide an inexpensive option for many sample measurements and can be cleaned and reused. Gold, Aluminum, and ITO coated slides are standard, but any of our coatings can be applied. Metal coatings can be either opaque or partially transparent based on the thickness. Coatings can also be patterned providing multiple sample spots on a single slide.
Our clear borosilicate float glass provides excellent transparency in the visible and much better surface quality than the soda-lime glass that is typically offered commercially for microscope slides. BK7, quartz, and aluminosilicate glass slides are also available and can be fabricated to custom dimensions.
Grade V-4 Muscovite Mica recommended for Atomic Force Microscopy and Thin Film Coating Research.
Other metal thickness values and ITO sheet resistances are available.
Any of our other coatings can be applied. Call to inquire.
Scanning Probe and Atomic Force Microscopy.
Surface Plasmon Reflectometry.
Aluminum coated slides act as excellent optical references.
Aluminum bus bars can be applied to an ITO coated slide (shown below). Placing a potential across the slide will then heat the slide and the sample uniformly.
New Coated Well Slides
Introducing an improvement on the pattern coated microscope slide. Well slides are available in:
1"x3"x~1.1mm soda-lime glass with 2 concave spherical depressions (round wells). Well diameter: ~15mm. Well Depth: 0.5-0.55mm.
1"x3"x~1.1mm water-white glass with 5 concave cylindrical depressions (square wells). Well diameter: ~0.197". Well Depth: ~0.010".
The following article available through The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System references the benefits of metal coated microscope slides in fluorescence microscopy:
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