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Title: Controlled environment vitrification system for preparation of liquids

Abstract

A system for preparing specimens in a controlled environment to insure that a liquid or partially liquid specimen is maintained in its original state while it is being prepared, and once prepared the specimen is vitrified or solidified with minimal alteration of its microstructure. The controlled environment is provided within a chamber where humidity and temperature can be controlled precisely while the specimen is prepared. The specimen is mounted on a plunger and a shutter controlled opening is opened substantially simultaneously with release of the plunger so the specimen is propelled through the shutter into an adjacent cryogenic bath.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Bombay, IN)
  2. (Minneapolis, MN)
  3. (Haifa, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Minnesota
OSTI Identifier:
866635
Patent Number(s):
4753887
Assignee:
Regents of University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) BPO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC19-79BC10116
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
controlled; environment; vitrification; preparation; liquids; preparing; specimens; insure; liquid; partially; specimen; maintained; original; prepared; vitrified; solidified; minimal; alteration; microstructure; provided; chamber; humidity; temperature; precisely; mounted; plunger; shutter; substantially; simultaneously; release; propelled; adjacent; cryogenic; bath; substantially simultaneously; controlled environment; substantially simultaneous; /435/62/

Citation Formats

Bellare, Jayesh R., Davis, Howard T., Scriven, II, L. Edward, and Talmon, Yeshayahu. Controlled environment vitrification system for preparation of liquids. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Bellare, Jayesh R., Davis, Howard T., Scriven, II, L. Edward, & Talmon, Yeshayahu. Controlled environment vitrification system for preparation of liquids. United States.
Bellare, Jayesh R., Davis, Howard T., Scriven, II, L. Edward, and Talmon, Yeshayahu. Fri . "Controlled environment vitrification system for preparation of liquids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866635.
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author = {Bellare, Jayesh R. and Davis, Howard T. and Scriven, II, L. Edward and Talmon, Yeshayahu},
abstractNote = {A system for preparing specimens in a controlled environment to insure that a liquid or partially liquid specimen is maintained in its original state while it is being prepared, and once prepared the specimen is vitrified or solidified with minimal alteration of its microstructure. The controlled environment is provided within a chamber where humidity and temperature can be controlled precisely while the specimen is prepared. The specimen is mounted on a plunger and a shutter controlled opening is opened substantially simultaneously with release of the plunger so the specimen is propelled through the shutter into an adjacent cryogenic bath.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
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