Test Slides

EMF provides a full line of standard metal microscope test slides, from Gold (Au) to Copper (Cu), Silver (Ag) to Aluminum (Al). From university research to industrial testing, whether you’re an university researcher, an electronics fabricator or a medical technician, EMF has been supplying high-performance microscope test slides to existing and emerging markets for decades. Plus, our 80+ years of experience ensures that our microscope slides will stand up to your performance demands.


  • Microscope slides are polished, cleaned, and inspected individually
  • Substrates are pre-cleaned in a vacuum using an ion glow
  • Titanium adhesion layer available for gold films instead of chromium avoiding diffusion of chromium into the gold


  • Corrosion Testing
  • Scanning Probe and Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Microarrays
  • Cell Culture

Gold: Coated 50Å binder layer of either Cr or Ti, and 1000Å of Au
Copper: Cu ~500Å 10% Transmission Slides conform to ASTM D2671/IPC-TM-650 specifications
Silver: Bare Ag at 1000 Å
Aluminum: Bare Al at 1000 Å

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