Carl Zeiss, Inc.: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
May 15, 2001
The new LSM 5 PASCAL confocal laser scanning microscope from Carl Zeiss, Inc. is a compact system designed for individual users and small work groups involved in materials research and testing areas. The unit permits fast, non-contact recording of three-dimensional microstructures down to the sub-micrometer range without requiring awkward sample preparation. The instrument incorporates confocal technology, using the point scan method for high resolution image slices, and 3-D image reconstruction, including surface profiling, confocal optical sections, 3-D intensity stacks, surface topographies and 4-D time series.