Optical microscope image of a HeLa cell containing several gold-ruthenium nanomotors. Arrows indicate the trajectories of the nanomotors, and the solid white line shows propulsion. Near the center of the image, a spindle of several nanomotors is spinning. Inset: Electron micrograph of a gold-ruthenium nanomotor. The scattering of sound waves from the two ends results in propulsion. Full story "Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells" on news.psu.edu.
|Name||Location||Objective Set||Digital Camera||Capabilities|
|Zeiss AxioImager||N-001||5x, 10x, 20x 50x, 100x||YES||Reflected bright field/dark field illumination, Transmitted illumination, Polarized light, C-DIC, large area mapping, software suite combine and analyize images, fluorescence illumination in two wavelengths, automated stage|
|Zeiss SmartZoom||N-001||Digital||YES||Very large sample capacity, digital zoom, precision 3D focus, 3D reconstruction, angled viewing and imaging, area analysis|
|YES||Basic stereo microscope with digital capture|
|Olympus MX50||N-007||5x, 10x, 20x 50x, 100x||YES||Reflected bright field/dark field illumination, Polarized light, DIC|
|Olympus BX51||N-031N||5x,10x, 20x, 50x, 100x||YES||Reflected bright field/dark field illumination, Transmitted illumination, Polarized light, DIC|
|Unitron MEC2, Inverted||N-031N||5x, 10x, 20x, 40x||NO||Reflected bright field illumination, Polarized light|