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How to Properly Cut Capillary Columns

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Cleanly cut column ends are important in CE for minimizing electric field distortions, but in GC a bad cut can cause leaks or even catastrophic column failure.

Proper cutting technique eliminates glass fragment generation, minimizes the probability of cracks and provides a square cut that is free of chip and tangs with the circumference of polyimide intact.

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