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Quartz Microscope Slides

UV-transparent Fused Silica object carriers for microscopy

Special Properties

  • Excellent ultraviolet transmission of
    more than 80% at 185 nm
  • Made of synthetic optical grade quartz glass 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 and very smooth surfaces
  • Exceptional material purity
  • 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
  • UV- and DUV microscopy
  • Low-loss and low-absorption coverslips
  • High-temperature microscope stages
  • Sample storage solutions
  • UV-permeable, inert cover slips
  • Coverslips for UV-microscopes
  • Quartz glass plates for scientific cell research
  • Cover slips for UV-spectroscopy

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Quartz microscope slides made by our company are based on optical grade high-purity synthetic amorphous silicon dioxide. Unlike common quartz slides made of natural fused quartz, our slides offer optical quality and have a significantly higher UV transmission even for lower UV-wavelengths. Each quartz slide we produce offers more than 80% of light transmission already at 185 nm. This feature enables deep ultraviolet microscope (DUV) applications and keeps absorption losses for UV wavelengths very low. Each quartz microscope slide we make is double side optically polished and offers an excellent flatness and surface quality on a level as known from optics.

The outstanding purity and chemical resistance of the high-quality amorphous quartz enable sample storage without contamination since no substances or chemicals can dissolve from the quartz object carrier into the test sample. Such features are crucial for microscope applications in medical cell research, science, analytics, and for sample storage solutions in the lab.

Our company supplies all the standards sizes of microscope slides and coverslips used in science as listed in the table of this website. Due to in-house production we of course are not limited to these dimensions. 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 times for custom dimensions are just as short as for the standard sizes.

Even our 48 h Express Service is available in most cases and for many items at any thickness listed below. This special option offers the manufacturing and shipping of custom sized quartz slides within two working days, provided there are no complicated additional 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, 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 ; 3mm.
(Almost any desired thickness is possible when ordered in normal delivery service.)

 

Specifications

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

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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

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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 most common scientific standards of 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 slide at 23 mm x 66 mm x 1 mm is significantly lower than the one of a 25mm x 75mm x 1mm standard dimension. Also round quartz plates, other shapes, and coverslips are available. Please feel free to send us your request.

Quartz Slide thicknesses with short lead times

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

Note: Besides the quartz slides 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 or if you need additional support, please let us know your requirements. We immediately will 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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