Indium Tin Oxide Coated Glass Slides
When it comes to Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) coatings, Diamond Coatings are considered to be a front-runner within the industry, supplying to various companies on a global scale.
Indium Tin Oxide is a transparent conducting oxide, meaning it is both electronically conductive and clear. ITO can be applied as a thin coating to a range of substrates, including glass microscope slides.
Indium Tin Oxide coated glass slides
The ITO coating provides a conductive and transparent surface which allows UV rays and visible light to pass through making ITO glass perfect for use in microscopy slides.
The benefit of the glass slides carrying a charge also makes them especially useful for electron microscopy – the specimen itself now no longer needs to have a charge running through it.
ITO Conductive Glass Slides
The conductive glass slides are used in research and development facilities, as well as the leading universities worldwide. Diamond Coatings have become the trusted supplier to many of these.
Commonly produced using soda lime glass with characteristics such as chemical stability and hardness, The glass slides manufactured by Diamond Coatings can also be thermally or chemically strengthened, as well as glass cut to specific sizes.
On a special order basis, Diamond Coatings can also provide these ITO slides with a silicon oxide barrier, preventing the diffusion of Sodium ions into the ITO layer, which will normally occur over a period of time. The additional barrier increases each slides performance and lifetime.
We have a range of sizes and grades available offering high levels of transmittance in various dimensions, thickness and resistances. Diamond Coatings also supply on request slides up to a maximum size of 400 x 500mm.
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If you have a specific query relating to our Indium Tin Oxide coated glass slides, or ITO coatings in general, please get in touch. A member of our technical team would be happy to assist.