[Histonet] Sliding vs. Sledge Microtome
Help me out here.
What is the generally accepted distinction between a sliding and a sledge
microtome? It seems to me that the terms get used interchangeably. In my
book, a "sliding" microtome has a fixed specimen holder and the knife slides back
and forth on a slide way. It is used for routine or frozen sectioning of
samples. A "sledge" microtome has a fixed blade and the specimen is moved,
either manually or motorized. The general application is for hard samples such
as bone and in some material science applications.
Any comments can be sent to me directly if you would like.
Dorothy Murphy Traczyk
Hacker Instruments & Industries Inc.
PO Box 1176
Winnsboro, SC 29180
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