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Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

lab equipment

Biointerfaces Nikon A1Rsi inverted confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) is equipped with a spectral detector and resonant scanner operating at 12 kHz (up to 30 fps for 512 x 512 images). Dual confocal laser scanning heads achieve up to 4096 x 4096 resolution with a calibrated, motorized stage that allows the stitching of multiple images. A fast piezo stage with multiple inserts enables the rapid acquisition of z-stacks. 10x, 20x, 40x dry and 100x objectives are available. A stage-top incubation system for the culturing of biological samples in-situ is available. Spectrally resolved detection of multiple contiguous spectral lines, with the line width configurable to a width as small as 5.0 nm. The device is located in the Solomon lab – NCRC B20-134W.


The Solomon Group has access to TA Instruments Discovery Hybrid Rheometer (DHR-3) rheometer. It is a Combined Motor and Transducer (CMT) single-head rheometer. The Discovery Series rheometers use a non-contact “drag cup” motor and carbon radial bearings for low friction motors. This rheometer also features Smart Swap™ technology that automatically senses the temperature control system present and configures the rheometer operating software accordingly. It is also equipped with True Position Sensor and Auto GapSet mechanism.