Soda-Lime Glass Microscope Slides 1 x 3 (25 x 75 x1 mm) Box of 144 Erie Scientific Brand pk144
Soda-Lime Glass Microscope Slides
1 x 3 inch (25 x 75 mm)
Refractive index:1.517 @ 546 nm
Volume resistivity:1015 Ohm cm at room temperature
Package Size: 144
Use these low fluorescence, low iron, soda-lime glass microscope slides for teaching or research studies. For UV microscopy, use the UV transparent SPI Supplies Quartz Slides.
All glass microscope slides, with time, can develop a condition called "glass corrosion", that is, the surfaces start to take on a slightly discolored and frosted appearance. So far as we know, there is nothing in the way of storage conditions that can forestall that phenomenon. We suggest not purchasing slides in quantities that larger than what you are likely to use in one year's time.
Glass slides are at times known to "stick together" and seem to pose challenging problems in terms of separating them. Again, this is a generic problem with all glass microscope slides and we offer some suggestions for their separation.
The clump of slides sticking together should be dipped in liquid nitrogen. Once cold they tend to pull apart without difficulty. If slides are washed and then stacked while still wet, this liquid nitrogen treatment solves the problem.
Another common method is to warm the stacked clump of slides on a hot plate.
Now some users of slides say this is all a lot more difficult than just using the edge of a razor blade or scalpel blade to separate them. We do not recommend that method because of the possibility of breaking off a sharp metallic edge of the blade. But if you do decide this is the method for you, be sure to wear appropriate eye protection.