freeze etching


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freeze etching

[′frēz ‚ech·iŋ]
(cryogenics)
A method using cryogenics to prepare specimens for study with a microscope.
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So Steere returned to his labor of love: the perfection of freeze etching procedures and techniques.
The next 15 years saw a series of variations, refinements, and improvements to freeze etching that paralleled a dramatic growth in electron microscope technology.
Throughout the 1970's, and well into the 1980's, Erbe and Steere co-authored 34 publications on electron microscopy, especially as it involved freeze etching if cellular tissue.