Rotary microtomes are used to cut thin sections of samples visible only with the aid of a light microscope. Rotary microtomes are used on hard materials, such as samples embedded in resins or paraffin. The sample is cut upon the rotary action of a hand wheel which advances the sample towards a microtome blade. The thickness for manual operation ranges from 0.5µm to 60µm. There are manually operated and motorized microtomes.
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