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Quartz Microscope Slides

UV-transparent object carriers for microscopy

made of Fused Silica

Special Properties

  • Excellent ultraviolet transmission of
    more than 80% at 185 nm
  • Made of synthetic optical UV-grade quartz glass (Fused Silica)
  • Significantly higher material purity than conventional slides based on natural quartz
  • Excellent surface quality and flatness
  • Double-side optically polished
  • Low micro-roughness and very smooth surfaces
  • Clear appearance
  • Low light absorption
  • Highly resistant against chemicals
  • Temperature resistant up to 1000 °C

Typical Applications

  • Microscope slides for advanced microscopy applications
  • Quartz object carriers for medical applications and analytics
  • Chemically resistant microscope slides
  • Scientific UV- and DUV microscopy
  • Low-loss and low-absorption coverslips
  • Quartz cover glasses
  • High-temperature microscope stages
  • Sample storage solutions
  • UV-permeable, inert cover-slips
  • Coverslips for UV-microscopes
  • Quartz plates for scientific cell research
  • Cover-slips for UV-spectroscopy

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Quartz microscope slides made by us are based on optical grade high-purity synthetic amorphous silicon dioxide. Unlike conventional quartz slides made of natural fused quartz glass, the quartz object carriers made by our company offer optics quality and a significantly higher UV transmission for lower UV-wavelengths. The excellent material purity enables deep ultraviolet (DUV) microscope applications and keeps absorption losses in the ultraviolet range very small. All quartz microscope slide products we produce offer more than 80% light transmission already at 185 nm and are double side optically polished. They provide an excellent flatness and surface quality on a level known from optics.

The excellent purity and chemical resistance of high-quality amorphous quartz enable contamination-free sample storage solutions since no substances or chemicals can dissolve from the quartz object carrier into the test sample. Such features are a crucial requirement for special microscopy applications in medical cell research, science, analytics, and for sample storage solutions in the lab.

Our company supplies all standards sizes of quartz microscope slides and coverslips used in science, as listed in the dimension table of this website. Due to in-house production, we are not limited to these quartz items and dimensions shown there. Almost any shape and size is possible, no matter whether you need round quartz discs, coverslips, quartz plates, or any other quartz based product. The lead time for quartz slide products with custom dimensions is just as short as for the standard sizes, so a shopping cart for limited size options does not make sense.

If you search for the speedy delivery of custom-sized quartz microscope slide items, our 48 h Express Service capabilities are available for any quartz glass thickness, as listed in the thickness table. This unique option offers the manufacturing and shipping of custom-sized quartz slides within two working days, provided there are no additional complex manufacturing steps required. So when you order using our 48 h Express Services, you have your tailored quartz microscope slide on your lab table very quickly to be able to continue your project or daily business without delay.

Please use the button below or select a thickness from the thickness table to request a price quote for any size of quartz microscope slide:

 

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Specifications


UV-Transmission of our microscope slides
from synthetic quartz glass (Fused Silica)

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UV Light Transmission

  • T > 80% at 185 nm

Slides made of Synthetic Quartz Glass
Standard dimensions

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Dimensions

(mm)

approximately

in inches

Standard Quartz Slide

Thicknesses

(mm)

10 x 10 0,4 x 0,4 0,50, 1,00
19 x 19 0,75 x 0,75 0,50, 1,00
23 x 23 0,9 x 0,9 0,50, 1,00
23 x 46 0,9 x 1,8 0,50, 1,00
23 x 66 0,9 x 2,6 0,50, 1,00
23 x 75 0,9 x 3,0 0,50, 1,00
25 x 25 1 x 1 0,50, 1,00
25 x 46 1 x 1,8 0,50, 1,00
25 x 50 1 x 2 0,50, 1,00
25 x 66 1 x 2,6 0,50, 1,00
25 x 75 1 x 3 0,50, 1,00
46 x 66 1,8 x 2,6 0,50, 1,00
50 x 75 2 x 3 0,50, 1,00
70 x 70 2,75 x 2,75 0,50, 1,00
Custom thicknesses on request.
The bold numbers represent the most common standards of microscope slides and coverslips used in the science lab. However, if you can use any one of the alternative smaller dimensions (not bold), please take into account that these sizes might result in a significantly lower piece price than for the standardized quartz slide sizes. For example, the price of a quartz microscope slide at 23mm x 66mm x 1mm is considerably lower than the one of a 25mm x 75mm x 1mm standard dimension. Also, round quartz plates, other shapes, and quartz coverslips are available. Please send us your inquiry.

Fused Silica standard thicknesses available at short notice

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Thickness (mm)

Tolerance

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0,50 ±0,05
1,00 ±0,10
2,00 ±0,15
3,00 ±0,20
The thicknesses marked with "" are also available within 48–h Express Service.

Refractive Index

  • nd = 1,4585

Density

  • 2,20 g/cm3

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

  • ca. 0,57 x 10-6/K

Maximum Operating Temperature

  • ca. 1000 °C

Surface Quality

  • 60-40 scratch & dig (MIL-0-13830A)

Note: Besides the quartz slides and coverslips described in this website, our company supplies specialty glass products made of any of the many other materials from our extensive product range. If you are in search of such kind of specialty microscope slides or coverslips or if you need additional support, please let us know your requirements. We immediately send our price quote.

All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. Also, please consider the "Notes on specifications".

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Last update 22.11.2019