confocal microscope


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confocal microscope

[¦kän‚fō·kəl ′mī·krə‚skōp]
(biophysics)
A microscope that creates high-resolution images of very small objects by using a condenser lens to focus the illuminating light from a point source into a very small diffraction-limited spot within the specimen, and an objective lens to focus the light emitted from that spot onto a small pinhole in an opaque screen.
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In most cases, the images generated by the confocal microscope are in digital form.
In addition, the facility features three different kinds of laser-based microscopes, including the latest Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF), and two laser scanning confocal microscope systems.
Confocal microscopes create images by combining optical microscopy with computer-based image reconstruction techniques.
In the scanning-disk-type confocal microscopes, multiple pinholes are located on a spinning Nipkow disk.
Nikon's Swept Field Confocal (SFC), however, is a field scanned confocal that is similar to a spinning disk confocal microscope, except that it has four different pinhole choices and two slit sizes available.
Those products that were new, however, included Noran Instruments new confocal microscope add-on, Ultra-fast 3D, that allows the instrument to acquire up to 15 optical image slices per second; C&L Instruments' new Dye Fluorometer with eight filters instead of the traditional one; and Photon Technology International's QL-100, a turn-key calcium imaging system with fluorescence microscope.
The researchers stained slices of heart tissue half a micrometer thick and used a confocal microscope to count the individual cell nuclei caught in the process of division.
have launched the UltraVIEW RS, the first real-time six dimensional confocal microscope.
META, the unique confocal microscope detector, allows many more fluorescent markers to be used simultaneously, and will separate overlapping fluorescence dyes for sharp, crosstalk-free images.
Tenders are invited for Supply and installation of the spectral laser scanning confocal microscope
The BioScope II AFM enables novel in-situ techniques for measuring biological samples in three dimensions, while integrated with an inverted optical or confocal microscope.