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Supercritical processor at OHSU

Definition
An instrument designed to dry biological specimens precisely and without damage typical of drying by heat alone. The instrument makes use of the equality of liquid and vapor density above the thermodynamic critical point to remove pockets of liquid without expansion (and resulting damage to the sample).
Synonyms
Critical point dryer
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Electron Microscropy Core

Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Contact: Barklis, Eric, Ph.D.

  • Tousimis Autosamdri -814 critical point dryer