The boat is designed in such a manner
that the water is horizontal when the
clearance angle is set. This results in
a stationary water surface and good
The shape of the boat offers you the
advantage of an easy pick-up of the
The surfaces of the DiATOME diamond
knives are hydrophilic. This property
allows an easy wetting of the cutting
edge, even with a very low water level
(important for sectioning Lowicryls and
other hydrophilic embedding media, as
well as for water sensitive samples).
The diamond is high vacuum brazed
onto a metal shank which is securely
screwed into the boat.
The cementing material seals boat and
knife. It is hydrophilic and aids the easy
wetting of the cutting edge.