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Nikon AX R confocal microscope

Technical spec and photo of the Nikon AX R confocal microscope

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Confocal microscopes use a pinhole to reject out-of-focus light, resulting in optical sectioning and an improved signal-to-noise ratio when compared with wide-field fluorescence imaging.  Confocal microscopes are ideal for imaging multi-labelled fluorescent samples up to around 100 microns in depth.

For increased scanning speeds the Nikon AX R confocal has a Resonant scanner achieving speeds around 20 times faster than our standard Galvano scanning confocals.

The water pump allows multi-area, timelapse and high-content plate screening with the high NA water objectives by maintaining the meniscus across the entire plate and/or preventing evaporation issues.