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critical point drying


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A method used to prepare specimens for scanning electron microscopy. Water in the specimen is replaced e.g. by liquid CO2, which is then allowed to vaporize at a temperature above the critical point, the temperature at which the liquid state no longer occurs, thereby avoiding shrinkage.

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