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Advanced Materials 2 Confocal Microscopy

Leica TCS SP5 X

Location
Chemistry, University of Warwick (C103a)
Custodian
Professor Pat Unwin
Applications
Confocal microscopy may be used to Investigate soft matter surfaces and interfaces allowing observation of the interaction of a wide range of molecules including polymers, colloids, electrode (sensor) surfaces etc. This instrument allows ultra-fast imaging and the widest range of excitation wavelengths in the visible range via a continuously tuneable laser
Specifications
  • Tuneable super continuum laser source: 470 to 670 nm in 1 nm increments,
  • Laser argon source with 5 selectable wavelengths from 458 to 514 nm, diode laser 405 nm;
  • Up to 8 simultaneous excitation wavelengths
  • Five detection channels
  • Greatest confocal sensitivity on the market.
  • Configurable in upright and inverted configurations
  • Ultra fast bidirectional scan (max 16KHz)


 AM2 confocal

Leica TCS SPE

Location
Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (102)
Custodian
Dr Phillip Cox
Applications

For analysis of biomedical implants, scaffolds for cell growth and delivery system including controlled and targeted delivery of drugs, bioactives etc.

Specifications
  • 488, 532 and 635 nm excitation
  • Freely tunable spectral detection (430-750 nm)
  • Point-scanning spectral system
  • High signal efficiency
  • Minimal photo damage
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