Category: microscope accessory

Components let you pimp your ‘scope

CBH-1.0 beamsplitter lies at the heart of the Siskiyou microscope customisation system

A SET of interchangeable modules and accessories to enable users to customise an optical microscope from any major manufacturer has been launched by Siskiyou. The modular system is based around the CBH-1.0 cube beamsplitter, which sits in the infinity space…

Closer control of a microscope stage

A NEW control and image processing software for temperature-controlled microscopy stages, called Link, has been released by Linkam Scientific Instruments. Link enables the control of allows various physical parameters for Linkam microscope stages, including temperature, humidity, shear mode, tensile force…

AFM probes can be 3D printed

Examples of specialised probes created by the technique, including (lower left) one modelled on the Matterhorn, a mountain in Switzerland

A NOVEL application of 3D printing techniques at nanometre scales could make the creation of custom probes for atomic force microscopy (AFM) both quicker and cheaper, according to researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. They have developed a technique based…

Accessories may upstage inverted research microscope

The H117 stage from Prior Scientific offers precision and repeatability for Nikon Ts2R microscope users

THE Eclipse Ts2R is Nikon’s new intermediate-sized inverted research microscope, an instrument which can be configured for a number of observation methods including phase contrast, emboss contrast, Hoffman modulation contrast, and differential interference contrast (DIC). Now Prior Scientific has introduced…

Time-lapse cell imaging in better focus

TWO new customisation tools for its IX3 inverted microscopes deliver better multi-well time-lapse images and more stable focus during long studies, says Olympus. The IX3-ZDC2 module provides focal drift compensation for accurate focus stability during long time-lapse experiments. Updated CellSens…

Grids make for faster electron microscope work

EM Resolutions says its EM-Tec FIB grids provide a secure way to attach transmission electron microscope (TEM) lamellas to the posts during lift-out procedures with focussed ion beam (FIB) or SEM/FIB systems. Available in various post configurations, with a shape…

4K microscope camera is ‘noise-free’

THE new UC90 microscope camera has a nine-megapixel sensor to deliver ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K images, says Olympus. The one-inch type (14.6 x 12.8mm) CCD colour sensor provides a large field of view, covering almost the same sample area as…

Controlling temperature during live-cell imaging

A CONSTANT concern when imaging live cells in the laboratory is maintaining a survivable environment for the microscopic subjects. Now Okolab has introduced its T Plates to provide a steady temperature on the microscope stage. Said to be compatible with any…

Darkfield illumination now possible on virtual slide imaging

OLYMPUS says its new VS120 virtual slide microscope system is the only microscope-based virtual slide system to offer darkfield illumination.   This novel whole slide imaging system also offers brightfield and fluorescence illumination. Darkfield imaging is favoured in situations where the…