Leica Cryo Ultramicrotome UC6/FC6

Room-temperature and cryo-sectioning of biological and industrial specimens.



  • Fully motorized stage
  • Anti-vibration system
  • Easy to operate: touch screen
  • Diamond or glass knives
  • Cutting speed 0.05 – 100 mm/s
  • Feed: 1 nm – 15 mm

Typical sectioning:

  • 0.35 mm for light microscopy
  • 60 – 90 nm thickness for TEM

FC6 Cryo Chamber Features:

  • Contact free through the wall specimen arm for vibration free cryo-sectioning
  • Eucentric knife rotation for easy alignment of knife and blockface
  • Temperature range from - 185 to -15 °C
  • Automatic rapid cooling function
  • Specimen loading position provides easy access and maximum safety for knife and specimen
  • Cryo-chamber is mounted on chassis of the UC6 to prevent any external vibrations to the knife even when resting on it
  • Rotating knife holder takes 2 glass or diamond knives with individual knife angle settings.

For Non-Bio Soft Materials, contact Roddel Remy.

For Bio Soft Materials, contact Kristen Flatt.


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