A Keyence VHX-6000 microscope is now available at the Center for Advanced Microscopy. This remarkable microscope is the latest development in the field of Digital Microscopy (DM). It makes extensive use of recent breakthroughs in digital cameras, stage micro-motors, advanced zoom lenses, graphics engines, and software.
The microscope takes full Color Images at magnifications from approximately 1X to 5,000X with full Depth-of-Field using the concept of Focus Stacking (Z focus series). The imaging process uses software controlled stage motors and is done automatically. Sample Surface Profiles and 3D information can also be collected. Samples require no processing.
The microscope complements the SEM and CLSM capabilities at CAM. Instruction on the microscope is being incorporated into the SEM class (NSC-820) and the CLSM class (NSC-837). The charges for use of the microscope are posted on the Services page. A Web Page with full information about the microscope will be posted in the near future.