An essential tool across the life sciences, a good fluorescence microscope is often the central tool in the lab. The best combination of lighting, to cover the most applications in your lab, include a mercury lamp and brightfield halogen illumination. You get that included in the Omano microscopes in this category. You also get:
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Fluorescence microscopy involves illuminating and "exciting" a sample using fluorescent light from an onboard light source and observing the emitted excitation light through optical filters on the microscope.
The terms fluorescence microscope and fluorescence microscopy are often used interchangeably with epifluorescence microscopy. For the record, epifluorescence microscopy is a type of fluorescence microscopy. The most common type! And for good reason. It's easy, effective, and produces excellent results
A fluorescence microscope can be inverted or upright.
In an upright microscope configuration, the objective lens is placed above the stage. This is the best configuration for observing fixed samples.
In an inverted microscope, the objective lens is located below the stage. This makes it ideal for imaging live cells.
Where is your epifluorescence microscope most useful?
Epifluorescence microscopy is widely used in cell biology. The beam from the light source penetrates the full depth of the sample and reveals all sorts of secrets about the sample.
A modern epifluorescent microscope can be equipped with multiple optical filters, each suitable for viewing a given wavelength of emitted light (or excitation light, if you prefer). You can make your job easier by adding a microscope camera that outputs a high-resolution image to your computer monitor or other display.
Through an epifluorescence microscope (sometimes called a widefield microscope) you get a particularly detailed image of a relatively thick biological sample at more than 10µm deep.
Technically, the microscope uses an LED light source to excite the fluorophore within a sample. This excitation in the fluorophore results in an emission light of a specific wavelength, which reveals beautiful details in your sample.
Or maybe this explanation makes more sense.
Each fluorophore has distinct excitation and emission wavelength. The objective lens on your epifluorescence microscope, combined with filters, the dichroic mirror, and the sample itself, allows you to distinguish different targets of interest within the sample. They react to the excitation light by emitting fluorescence (glowing, basically). You look through a blue or green excitation filter, for example. and see the glowing light reacting at that wavelength.
Choose Omano from Microscope.com for the built-in value you don't get from other brands, and bring modern epifluorescence microscopy to your workplace. The exploration you do in your lab just got a lot more fun.
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