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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This is illustrated on 2D Transmission Electrons Microscope images of cellulose cryofracture (to display the organisation of cellulose whiskers and the points of germination), and to 3D images of a TA6V alloy (lamellar microstructure) obtained by microtomography.
We applied these methods to 2D Transmission Electrons Microscope images of cellulose cryofracture (to display the organisation of cellulose whiskers and the points de germination), and to 3D images of a TA6V alloy (lamellar microstructure) obtained by microtomography.
Cryofracture electron microscopy of the ookinete pellicle of Plasmodium gallinaceum reveals the existence of novel pores in the alveolar membranes.
General Atomics, of San Diego, has come up with a munitions-disposal process called cryofracture.
The PA66-containing laminates (L-series) and the hybrid plates without PA66 textile reinforcement (P-series) were observed after cryofracture.
Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) examination was performed on cryofracture gold-coated surfaces with the use of an electron microscope (Hitachi S4160, Japan).
Figure 4 displays the FE-SEM images of the surface of unfilled-PA6 droplets and the cavities in the matrix because of the PA6 droplets removal after cryofracture.
A cavity in the matrix because of the pulling out of a droplet after cryofracture is also shown in Fig.