RE: [Histonet] cryostat blues

From:"Terri Brown"

Good going!!!!  Only us OLD TECH know this.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Weems,
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 9:29 AM
To: Emily Sours;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] cryostat blues

Those who are full of hot air can also blow gently and will generate
enough humidity to reduce the static. J:>)

Joyce Weems
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Saint Joseph's Hospital 
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Emily
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] cryostat blues

Unfortunately, this sounds like static electricity.
Leica suggests spraying anti-static spray in the chamber (!).  You could
also ground the metal in the chamber using metal wire touching something
metal outside the chamber (the Russian post-doc solution, very clever).
We keep 100% EtOH in a small container (about 100 ml) in the back of the
chamber to reduce static, which I learned from a long ago histonet post,
so I have no idea why it works.
Otherwise, buy an anti-static brush, which I hear exists, but have never

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