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Microscope Past 30 Years Ago | The Use of the Common Glue Gun in Light and Scanning Electron Microscopy


2022, Volume 69:1, pp. 43-47


Leo Barish

Originally published in The Microscope, Volume 39, Third/Fourth Quarters, pp 175-185, 1991.

Because the common glue gun can simplify the application of melts, it has proven to be most helpful in microscopy. Some procedures employing the glue gun include: the attachment of specimens to studs in SEM, the formation of a permanent mounting medium, the embedment of specimens for cross-sectioning, the replication of surfaces and the ringing of coverslips.

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