Rice University

Shared Equipment Authority

Optical Microscopes

Microscope: Zeiss Axioimager Z2

Zeiss Axio Imager Z2 upright microscope is capable to perform epi-fluorescence imaging in combination with transmitted-light brightfield, darkfield and DIC. The system is equipped with series of objectives (2.5X, 5X, 10X, 20X, 40x dry and 63X, 100X oil) with complete DIC sliders and corresponding modules/analyzers. The new 63X water dipping objective just recently purchased (Dec 2013). It also has mechanical stage 75x50R and heavy duty focusing drive motorized (for x,y,z movement) with 10 nm stepsize.