Optical & Atomic Force Microscopy Facilities
A significant amount of Biophysics research and Optics uses optical and AFM microscopes. The department houses several high-grade research microscopes with various options for viewing cells or other specimens including:
A. Optical Microscopes
- Nikon Eclipse E600FN upright with DIC, fluorescence, and brightfield capabilities.
- Olympus IX-71 inverted microscope with brightfield, dark field, and fluorescence capabilities, as well as optical tweezers.
- Olympus BM60 metallurgical microscope for viewing non transmissive samples.
- Nikon inverted microscope – with fluorescence, DIC, a low-noise scientific CMOS camera, environmental chamber (T, CO2), computerized shutter.
- Zeiss Axiovert 200 inverted microscope with brightfield, fluorescence and with a low-noise Hammamatsu emCCD camera or Zeiss AxioCam MRm camera.
- Zeiss Observer D inverted microscope with fluorescence, DIC, and with an environmental chamber.
- Zeiss LSM 710 Laser scanning confocal microscope within the Microscope Imaging Core Facility and Confocal Microscopy Center
- Zeiss LSM 880 with Airyscan – laser scanning confocal miscroscope wthin the Microscope Imaging Core Facility and Confocal Microscopy Center – located at Wake Downtown.
B. Atomic Force Microscopes
- Two Topometrix Explorer AFMs (Veeco), which can be controlled (haptic and 3D visual) by two nanoManipulators (3rd Tech)
- Nanoscope III Atomic Force Microscope (Veeco).
- Asylum MFP-3D Bio AFM combined with an Olympus IX73 inverted optical microscope.
Fig. caption: The Olympus IX73 inverted optical microscope with the Asylum MFP-3D Bio Atomic Force Microscope on top of stage in the center of the photo.