freeze fracturing

Related to freeze fracturing: freeze etching

freeze′ frac`turing

or freeze′-frac`turing,

a method of preparing a biological specimen for electron microscopic study by rapid freezing, cleaving with a sharp knife or razor, and covering with a thin layer of metal to make the internal structural planes visible.
freeze′-frac`ture, v.t. -frac•tured, -frac•tur•ing.
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A 1-2 [micro]l droplet of [SSL.sub.T] or SSL suspension was used for freeze fracturing. The samples were pipetted to the golden sample holder and rapidly frozen in the mixture of liquid and solid Freon, cooled by liquid nitrogen.