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Au-flat™ Holey Gold Films

Au-flat™ is an ultrastable holey gold alloy film (80% Au and 20% Pd) with a thickness of about 45 nm supported by a standard transmission electron microscopy (TEM) gold grid. It's a derivative of the patented C-flat™ holey carbon films.

Benefits of Au-flat™

  • significantly reduces beam-induced motion during imaging compared to carbon films, improving image quality and resolution
  • significantly stronger than carbon films and more capable of surviving the cryo-EM workflow including tweezer handling, glow discharge, auto-grid loading and plunge freezing
  • chemically inert and bio-compatible