freeze fracture


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freeze frac·ture

a procedure for preparing cells or other biologic samples for electron microscopy in which the sample is frozen quickly and then broken with a sharp blow.
Synonym(s): cryofracture

freeze frac·ture

(frēz frak'shŭr)
A procedure for preparing cells or other biologic samples for electron microscopy during which the sample is frozen quickly and then broken with a sharp blow.
Synonym(s): cryofracture.
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The finding on freeze fracture analysis that the cultured cells possessed tight junctional sealing strands further suggested a level of differentiation similar to the apical intermediate layer of the bladder urothelium.
The size and distribution of intramembranous particles observed in freeze fracture replicas were measured on electron micrographs using a scale magnification loupe (Baxter, Atlanta, GA).
By considering that properties of multicomponent materials greatly depend on distribution of dispersed phase within continuous matrix, morphology of freeze fracture surfaces of the specimens of POM, EOC, it blends and nanocomposites are initially investigated.