Unformatted text preview: Staining simply means coloring the sample with a dye that emphasizes certain structures or components. “Fixing”- Before a sample can be stained, it must be attached or fixed, to the slide, otherwise the stain might wash it from the slide. “Smearing” - When a specimen is fixed, a thin film of material containing the sample is spread over the surface of the slide. This film (smear) is allowed to air dry or by flame....
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- Spring '08
- Electron, Scanning electron microscope, Nicolas Canel, CHE113 Forensic Science