Optical Microscopy

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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.

Stereo Microscopes Location at MSC:

  • N-007
  • N-031N (2)
  • N-001
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
Zeiss Stemi305

N-030A, N-030C,
N-008,
N-030K

  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