Microscopy Imaging Blog

  1. How to Select A C-Mount Adapter

     

    1. A C-Mount adapter is a part that connects a camera to microscope. One end is always 1” or 25mm threaded and another end is a male connector, which goes into a female video port of a microscope.

    2. C-Mount vs CS-Mount: A C-mount has the same mechanical size and thread a CS-Mount port does but with a different back focal length, 17.5mm vs 12.5mm, respectively. In other word, by adding a 5mm spacer to a CS-mount adapter, you can use it for a camera that has a C-Mount port.
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  2. 6 Things you need to know about a microscope

    1. A microscope total magnification is considered as magnification of an objective lens multiplied by the magnification of an eyepiece.

    2. For large items at macro-level, you need a high power microscope which is a stereoscope (also called dissecting microscope), typically with total magnification of 5x-50x. For observation of small and tiny objects at micron levels, you need a compound microscope, which normally has total magnification of 40x-400x.
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  3. How to See An Atom with microscope!

    Scientists at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have found an intelligent method to create stunningly detailed 3D reconstructing of platinum nanoparticles at an atomic scale. These are being used to study tiny structural irregularities called dislocations.

    You can read the article of Chien-Chun Chen et al. pubclished in Nature on April 2013 here

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  4. Digital microscope, small, smart and with most flexible design to customize

    Introduction

    We have developed a robust and inexpensive USB-based imaging engine utilizing a camera sensor. This technology is the result of our development of the IncuScope inverted fluorescent microscope. We would like to offer it as a module for other instrument makers to use in a variety of imaging functions. This is the most customizable fluorescence microscope in the market. It is small enough to fit inside a  device, hood, incubator or another microscope. It can take from 1.25x obj lens till 150x. You can mount 6 high power LEDs, from UV to IR range, up to 1500mA which is super bright.  A camera can be selecetd from CMOS, sCMOS, CCD, either color or mono, 1.4MP to 16MP. it comes with USB 3.0 interface for both PCB and camera. the packlage comes with advanced live cell imaging, time-lapse mode software.

    is there something misisng form this miocroscopy module that you dod not see in the list?

    Oh yes, accessories. Indeed unlmitted accesosries can be offered: Z focus, XY stage, sample hplder, monitor or tablet PC, etc.

    The module can consist of any or all of the following parts:
    Main PCB / Control Board-  which has a USB 3.0 interface for control of PCB, LED and Camera settings, inoput and output of DC power, and 6 LED outputs
     Camera sensor or a complete camera can be mounted to the imaging module and connected to a PC directly.  Currently a 2.3 MP color  and up to 16 MP color sensors are available. we can offer CMOS, sCMOS and CCD depend on your requirment.
    Manual LED Control through a ribbon cable to the mian PCB with two conttrol knobs and displays for channel name (1 to 6) and LED level (0-99).
    Filter Cube-  Contains emission filters, dichroic mirror along with focusing optics.  Has threaded mount for objective lens.
    Excitation Source-  Contains excitation LEDs and excitation filters.

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  5. Introducing BUM300 Low Price Biological MIcroscope

    BIOIMAGER is delighted to introduce BUM300 Microscope  to the microscope community in the world. Designed in Canada and made in Taiwan, BUM300 has all the hallmarks of intelligent design and comes with superb optics and remarkably affordable pricing. Their value equation is irresistible to high end Life Science Research Labs, High Schools, Colleages and Universities.

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  6. Microscopes & Politicians

    We know how a scientist and a student in microscopy-relevant field uses a microscope. How does a politician use a microscope?

    Let us look at the pictures of politicians, mainly presidents or prime ministers, when they look at a microscope.

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    Donald Trump

    & our Microscope

    You GUESS

    American President Barack Obama (President in 2008-2016), PhD In Law, looks through a microscope during a tour of an oncology laboratory at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, USA, Sept  30, 2009. Source: ObamaDiary.

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  7. Microscope & Fun

     

     

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  8. Imaging Modes: Brightfield, Drakfield, Polarizing, Fluorescence, Phase Contrast, DIC Nomarski

    Microscopes are used today by people from mid / high school students to the scientists and in several fields. It is even used as a daily routine work by biologists, physicians / hospital laboratory, geologists, dentists / dental technicians, veterinarians, paleontologists, entomologists, gemologists, hair transplant, scientific researchers, quality control personnel, quality assurance, assemblers, forensic document examiners, art restoration, textile specialists, wire and die manufacturers, environmental specialists, ophthalmic specialists, dermatologists, metrology, tool & die, circuit board rework, horticultural experts, solar industry, exterminators, fish and wildlife, US / Canada / EU / Asia customs, semiconductor manufacturers, foresters, pharmaceutical, electroplating  and so on.

    In this series of BIOIMAGER Microscope Tutorial, we like to discuss the all microscopy imaging modes that we hear / read a lot which includes Brightfield, Darkfield, Polarizing, Fluorescence, Phase Contrast, DIC Nomarski.

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  9. Super Fast Camera

    1.000.000.000.000 (1 Billion/Trillion) FPS!!! "Ultra High-Speed Camera" HD   

    1000000000000 (1 Billion/Trillion) FPS!!! Ultra High-Speed Camera (Licht/Light) HD 720p!
    1 Frame = 1.71 picoseconds

    Researchers at MIT have created a camera with a resolution of one frame per trillionth of a second, allowing them to film light as it travels.

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  10. Polarizing Microscopy Imaging (Basics & Applications)

    Brightfield Image:


    Brightfield (BF) is the simplest imaging technique of all the optical microscopy imaging mode. As the name states you can expect an image with bright background. A simple example in our daily life is like seeing birds or airplane in the sky. In BF imaging, a sample is normally illuminated via transmitted light coming from a white light and contrast in the sample is caused by the absorbance of some of transmitted light in dense areas of the sample.

    Polarizing Image:

    A type of optical microscopy techniques involving polarizing light. Simple techniques include illumination of the sample with polarized light. Directly transmitted light can, optionally, be blocked with a polarizer orientated at 90' degrees to the illumination. more complex microscopy techniques which take advantage of polarized light include differential interference contrast (DIC Nomarski) microscopy and interference reflection microscopy.

    Why Polarizing Microscope?

    Polarizing microscopes are extremely useful for specialized medical and industrial applications, such as identifying crystals or fibers suspended in liquid, identifying minerals in core samples and detecting defects in semiconductors or finding stress points in metal, glass and other materials.
    Polarized light microscopy is a useful tool for distinguishing between singly refracting (optically isotropic) and doubly refracting (optically anisotropic) material. Quantitative measurements of optical anisotropy are used in the optical analysis of doubly refracting or birefringent materials under polarized light. These measurements are made with the aid of accessory plates called compensators and retardation plates. Retardation plates have a fixed optical path difference and compensators have a variable optical path difference. The intermediate tube of BIOIMAGER polarized light microscope houses is either a sliding or rotatable analyzer, a sliding Bertrand lens and a slot for insertion of retardation plates and compensators.


     

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