Chemical compounds can leach from common laboratory equipment during sample storage and sample preparation. To avoid this many laboratories use glassware when they could use high quality plastic products and adopt their convenience.
In the industrial age, the importance and use of magnetism and magnetic materials grew. Nowadays, it would be hard to imagine life without the benefits of magnetic effects. However, in high-resolution weighing magnetism is an unwelcome phenomenon.
In the field of electron microscopy, perfect sample preparation is a prerequisite and crucial step. In this guide we have compiled workflows for the most commonly used EM sample preparation methods.