Designed to hold specimens flat and in place, glass coverslips protect against dust and contamination through accidental contact. They also prevent contact between a microscope’s objective lens and the specimen and/or contact between a specimen and immersive liquids (water or oil, for example). The overall quality; thickness and anti-static, as well as optical properties of coverslips are of crucial importance in high-resolution microscopy.
A market leader in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of ITO glass coverslips, Diamond Coatings supply both custom and standard ITO coverslips to research institutions and universities around the world.
Diamond Coatings ITO Glass Coverslips
Using Type D263 Borosilicate* glass Diamond Coatings can supply high quality ITO coated and un-coated coverslip glass from either our own range of standard stocked dimensions or custom manufactured to meet customer specific dimensional and ITO sheet resistance requirements in all available thickness options.
Standard Sizes & Thicknesses of ITO Coverslips
ITO glass coverslips are available in the following standard sizes:
- 18mm by 18mm
- 22mm by 22mm
- 22mm by 26mm
- 22mm by 40mm
Stocked standard thickness ranges for ITO coverslips in the dimensions as listed above are:
- No 1 (0.13 mm to 0.17 mm)
- No 1.5 (0.16 mm to 0.19 mm)
Other available thickness options for ITO coverslips include:
- No 0 (0.085mm to 0.13mm)
- No 2 (0.19mm to 0.25mm)
- No 3 (0.25mm to 0.35mm)
- No 5 (0.47mm to 0.60mm)
Standard ranges of ITO Sheet Resistance include:
- 8 to 12 Ohms/Sq.
- 15 to 30 Ohms/Sq.
- 30 to 60 Ohms/Sq.
- 70 to 100 Ohms/Sq.
We can also supply custom dimensioned and custom circular ITO coverslips to any required ITO sheet resistance to meet customer specifications. Addition of silver polymer bus-bars is also an available option.
*About Borosilicate Glass for ITO Coverslips
A type of low soda glass, Borosilicate glass consists primarily of:
- Silica – 70%
- Boric oxide – 10%
- Sodium oxide – 8%
- Potassium oxide – 8%
- Calcium oxide – 1%
While the production of Borosilicate glass is somewhat more difficult than the manufacture of traditional glass, its superior durability makes its production highly economical.
Featuring heat and chemical resistance properties that are of excellent use for chemical laboratories; military and a variety of other uses, Borosilicate glass is (optically) crown glass with low dispersion and comparatively low (1.51 to 1.54 across visible range) refractive indices.
The thermal expansion coefficient of Borosilicate glass is very low, which also makes it a highly popular material for flat TFT screens and a range of other critical display equipment.