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. It involves cooling the munition in liquid nitrogen, until the casing becomes brittle and can be cracked open in a hydraulic press.
FESEM images of the cryofracture surfaces of the prepared nanocomposites.
The PA66-containing laminates (L-series) and the hybrid plates without PA66 textile reinforcement (P-series) were observed after cryofracture.
Different cutting planes adapted for cryofracture of C[O.sub.2]-induced crystallized samples: (a) inclined plane, (b) lateral plane, and (c) vertical plane.
Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) examination was performed on cryofracture gold-coated surfaces with the use of an electron microscope (Hitachi S4160, Japan).
The phase morphology of the blend film cryofractures was observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) using a JEOL JSM-6460LV SEM.
For sample preparation, cryofractures of selected samples were performed.