On occasion we are asked to prepare biological samples for university customers. These are often to be used with the synchrotron. The finished product must be polished and about 100 micron thick and glued with superglue so that the samples can be removed from the glass slide and used as a wafer. Alternatively the samples are to be placed on quartz slides.
Image to the left shows Wheat grains mounted in epoxy at differing orientations.
We have been asked to section teeth in studies of animal dentition. For this we are asked to sections animal teeth. On other occasions we have had requests to sections animal fossils.