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confocal microscope

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(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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Fuerst, "The relative value of confocal microscopy and superficial corneal scrapings in the diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis," Cornea, vol.
Surface Science 2003-04 Market Share Growth Rate Electron Microscopy 64.4% 8.4% Scanning Probe Microscopy 17.6% 6.8% Surface Analyzers 12.5% 9.5% Confocal Microscopy 5.5% 3.3% Total 100.0% 8.0% 2002-05 Total Surface Science Global Market $/Millions 2002 1582 2003 1679 2004 1813 2005 1969 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Hyphenated Systems' 3Dmap (Microfluidics Analysis Platform) uses advanced confocal microscopy to visualize and measure 3D structure with sub-micron resolution.
Confocal microscopy is nearing its 50th anniversary (patented in 1957 by MIT's Marvin Minsky) and still new technologies and innovations in this technique appear to be increasing.
Electron microscopy and confocal microscopy will display growth in the mid to low single-digit range for the year.
Technology in light and confocal microscopy is suited for all materials applications, including research, metrology, quality assurance and failure analysis.
And now comes the latest advancement, 6D confocal microscopy.
The Pharmacopia technology utilizes confocal microscopy and will add to PEB's and BD Sciences' fluorometric microvolume assay technology.