Freeze-etching



[freez-ech] /ˈfrizˌɛtʃ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to prepare (material) for the electron microscope by freeze etching.
noun, Biology.
1.
the preparation of material for electron microscopic study by freeze fracturing and then subliming a layer of ice crystals from the fractured plane to expose the natural surfaces.

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