A novel sample mount design with integrated fiducial marks and software for assisting operators in easily and efficiently locating points of interest established in previous analytical sessions is described. The sample holder and software were evaluated with experiments to demonstrate the utility and ease of finding the same points of interest in two different microscopy instruments. Also, numerical analysis of expected errors in determining the same position with errors unbiased by a human operator was performed. Based on the results, issues related to acquiring reproducibility and best practices for using the sample mount and software were identified. Overall, the sample mount methodology allows data to be efficiently and easily collected on different instruments for the same sample location.
Integrated fiducial sample mount and software for correlated microscopy
Timothy R. McJunkin, Tammy L. Trowbridge, Karen E. Wright, Jill R. Scott; Integrated fiducial sample mount and software for correlated microscopy. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 February 2014; 85 (2): 023701. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4862935
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