Category: microscope

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…

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…

Blood analysis from within the plastic bag

Professors Blades and Turner used a Renishaw InVia Raman microspectrometer

RAMAN spectroscopy is being used to monitor biochemical changes and inter-donor variability in stored red blood cell (RBC) units, without the need to open the bags and remove samples. Research into the technique has recently been published in the journal…

Underwater microscope reveals coral secrets (video)

BUM underwater camera in action

A NOVEL type of underwater microscope promises to overcome the difficulties of studying small organisms in the laboratory, by making it possible to view them in their natural habitat. Many biological processes in the oceanic world take place at millimetre…

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…

Student-proof microscopes for Cardiff University

A NEW suite of over 70 Microtec light microscopes has been installed by Mazurek Optical Services at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. The school selected 50 Microtec RM-1 transmitted and 23 dual LED polarising…

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…

Everyday microscope suits classroom and field

THE latest iteration of Olympus‘s range of routine and educational microscopes, the CX23, promises high performance with ergonomic design in a compact package. The company says this latest microscope is packed full of well-considered, clever features to enhance every step…