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Quartz Microscope Slides

UV-transparent Fused Silica object carriers for microscopy

Special Properties

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

Typical Applications

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

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Our company manufactures and supplies quartz microscope slides from high-purity synthetic amorphous silicon dioxide (UV-quality quartz) for science and research. Ordinary quartz object carriers are usually made of naturally occurring quartz, the so-called fused quartz. These lower grades of materials cannot offer this very high UV transparency at wavelengths below 250 nm and the excellent optical quality of the synthetic quartz glass (Fused Silica) we use for our slide products. Each quartz microscope slide we produce offers more than 80% light transmission already at a UV-wavelength of 185 nm. This makes deep-ultraviolet applications (DUV) possible and keeps absorption losses for UV wavelengths very low. Each quartz microscope slide and cover slip we make is double side optically polished and offers an excellent flatness and surface quality. The outstanding purity and chemical resistance of the amorphous quartz we use enable sample storage without contamination since no substances or chemicals dissolve from the object carrier into the test sample or the specimen. Those features make demanding microscopy applications in medical cell research, science, analytics, and sample storage solutions in the lab possible.

Our company supplies all the standards sizes of fused-silica microscope slides and quartz coverslips used in science as listed in the table of this website. You can order these at any time. If you are in search of customized sizes or shapes or if you need round quartz discs, coverslips, quartz plates, or any other quartz-based product, you are free to specify a customized dimension, because we manufacture all of these quartz components in-house. We can also produce those custom-sized quartz microscope object carriers within short lead time. Even our new 48 h Express Service is available in many cases and for many items. This option offers the manufacturing and shipping of custom sized quartz microscope carriers within two working days, provided there are no complicated additional manufacturing steps required. So when you order using our 48h Express Services, you have your tailored quartz microscope slide on your lab table very quickly, and you can continue your project or daily business without delay.

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48h-Express Service *Within the scope of our express service you can order the following thicknesses:
0,3mm ; 0,5mm ; 1mm ; 2mm.
(Almost any desired thickness is possible when ordered in normal delivery service.)

 

Specifications

View transmittance of our quartz microscope slide materials (click to enlarge)

Click to view UV-transmission of the fused silica materials we use for the manufacturing of our quartz microscope slide products.

Material

  • UV-grade quartz (Fused Silica)

Light Transmissivity

  • > 80% at 185 nm

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)

UV-grade quartz microscope slides
Standard dimensions

(Click on desired slide thickness to get a quote)

Dimensions

(mm)

approximately

in inches

Standard Slide

Thicknesses

(mm)

10 x 10 0,4 x 0,4 0,30, 0,50, 1,00
19 x 19 0,75 x 0,75 0,30, 0,50, 1,00
23 x 23 0,9 x 0,9 0,30, 0,50, 1,00
23 x 46 0,9 x 1,8 0,30, 0,50, 1,00
23 x 66 0,9 x 2,6 0,30, 0,50, 1,00
23 x 75 0,9 x 3,0 0,30, 0,50, 1,00
25 x 25 1 x 1 0,30, 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
The bold numbers represent the most common scientific standards of quartz microscope slides and coverslips in science. However, if you can use any one of the alternative smaller dimensions (not bold), please take into account that this might be significantly more economical than the standard sizes. For example, the piece price of a dimension of 23 mm x 66 mm x 1 mm is significantly lower than the piece price of a 25mm x 75mm x 1mm standard dimension. Of course, also round quartz plates, other microscope slide shapes, and coverslips are available. Please feel free to send us your request.

Quartz Slide thicknesses available with short lead time

  • 48h-Express Service 0,3mm, 0,5mm, 1mm, 2mm and 3mm
  • Express shipping available

Note: Besides the quartz microscope object carriers and coverslips described in this website, our company supplies specialty glass components 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, please contact us and let us know your requirements or send an email. We answer immediately with our quotation.

 

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

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