Olympus Fluoview FV10i Confocal Microscope

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A laser scanning confocal microscope is primarily used to image biological samples.

A laser irradiates the sample, and the resulting fluorescent photons are collected to from an image.

Confocal microscopes can take image "slices" which can be stitched together to make a 3D picture.

 

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Manufacturer: Olympus

Model: Fluoview FV10i

Instrument Type: Confocal Microscope

Description: Solid-state laser diodes with four different excitation wavelengths are absorbed by the sample, and the resulting optical fluorescence is collected thru a confocal aperture by photomultiplier tubes.  As the lasers scans across the sample a fluorescent image is created.  

Key Features: 450 nm, 535 nm, 570 nm, and 620 nm laser lines, equipped with a 10x and 60x oil-immersion objective lenses, photomultiplier tube fluorescent photon detectors, and a fully enclosed, vibration isolated bench-mount system. 2-D images, multiple Z-stack 3-D images, z-stack over time, and multiple-area imaging modes.  

Material Restrictions: Samples must fluoresce when excited by the laser wavelengths.  Samples must be mounted on standard 1 x 3 microscope slides with #1.5 coverslips.  Sample cells can be living or fixed.  Many natural materials autofluoresce, while others will require a fluorescent stain that can highlight specific cell structures.

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