[Histonet] sectioning old GMA blocks

From:"Frank Rosenthal"

Dear histonetters:

	I have a 5030 Hacker rotary microtome (bench model) and I am trying to
understand the mechanics of how the tissue block advances toward the knife.
(I don't know if the same principles applies to all rotary microtomes.)
Apparently different portions of a constant radius arc are used but I don't
quite understand it.   Has anyone seen a good explanation of this?



Frank S. Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Purdue University School of Health Sciences
1338 Civil Engineering Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
tel: 765-494-0812, fax: 765-496-1377,
e-mail: frank@purdue.edu

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