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Support Film Grids,
Substrate Application Guide

This Support Film Application Guide will help you determine what support film to use for your particular transmission electron microscopy project. Once you have decided which substrate best suits your needs, you can go back to the Support Films page for a listing of available Support Films and pricing.


Substrate
Application
Formvar
Only
Formvar
Stab. with
Carbon
Silicon Monoxide
on Formvar
Silicon Monoxide
on
Type-A
Carbon
Type-A
Carbon
Type-B
Is Lacey Film suitable for this application?
Applications requiring pure Formvar B - - - - - No
Bacterial Suspensions - G B B B B Yes
Cell fragment suspensions - B B B B B Yes
Diffraction studies - - G G B B Yes
EDS (energy dispersive spectrometry) - G - - B B Yes
High resolution microscopy - - G B B B Yes
High temperature techniques/ heating stage - - - G B - Yes
(Type A)
Low magnification microscopy G B B G G B No
Particulate suspension, biological - G B B B B Yes
Particulate suspension, non-biological - G B B B B Yes
Powders, dry - G B G G B No
Replicas & low temperature techniques G B - - G B Yes
(Type-A)
Thin sections G B G B G B Yes
Viral suspensions - - G B B B Yes

 B = Best Choice  G = Good Alternative  - = Not Suitable

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