Microscopy: Nikon LV100ND Optical Microscope
The Nikon LV100ND Optical Microscope features:
- Both top and bottom lighting using LED white light with adjustable intensity.
- 5X, 10X, 20X, 50X, and 100X Plan Fluor high numerical aperture lenses.
- 10X Ultra Wide Field
- Brightfield and darkfield for all five lenses. Brightfield directs the light straight down the center
- of view, while darkfield lights only from an oblique angle to highlight non-flat surfaces.
- Selectable Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast (for top down lighting only). Nomarski DIC allows you to see subtle details, alter the colors of different surfaces, and it provides a 3D look to the image applying dark shadows on one side of 3D feature and bright highlights on opposite side.
- DIC prism slider
- Rotatable Polarizer Slider for Episcopic illumination.
- Analyzer Slider for Episcopic illumination.
- Simple Polarizer for Diascopic illumination.
- A 6" x 4" XY stage with glass plate.
- An Abbe Condenser for concentrating and focusing lighting from below the stage.
- A high definition (18 Megapixel) DS-Ri2 Nikon camera.
- A "smart turret" which communicates which objective is being used to the computer.
- Nikon NIS-Elements D Software with wide range of advanced features.
- Camera image is carefully calibrated, so software can take accurate point to point distance measurements.
- Metadata from image can be stored along with image.
In order to become a qualified user of the Nikon optical microscope, you need to follow each of these steps in the order as listed here:
- Complete the process to become a lab member of SNSF and follow the instructions to activate a Badger account.
- Complete the SNSF COVID-19 Authorization protocol and receive notification of authorization.
- Flexible Cleanroom:
- Nanopatterning Cleanroom: