The direct measurement of temperature changes within freeze-fracture specimens during rapid quenching in liquid coolants.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have evaluated the cooling rates of specimens mounted in a variety of freeze-fracture holders when plunged into a series of liquid coolants. these rates were measured using miniature thermocouples placed within the mounted specimens. The most rapid cooling rates were obtained using propane at 83 K as the coolant. When mounted on a newly devised 'copper sandwich' holder, specimen cooling rates in excess of 4500 K/s have been recorded. A simple guillotine-like device for quenching freeze-fracture specimens under reproducible conditions is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costello, MJ; Corless, JM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 17 - 37

PubMed ID

  • 641984

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-2720

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2818.1978.tb01151.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England