Instrument Name: The CytoViva� Hyperspectral Imaging System
Available magnifications: 10X and 40X air objectives, 60X and 100X oil immersion objectives
Spectral range: 400-1000 nm
Halogen light source (400-750 nm)
Exfo X-Cite 120 fluorescent light source with excitations for DAPI, FITC and TEXAS RED dyes
Hyperspectral Imaging System (HSI) provides spectral analysis of materials and biologicals imaged with the nano-scale optical microscope operating in the visible near infrared spectral range (VNIR). It supports research in areas such as nano-drug delivery and nano-toxicology. This spectral analysis method supports both non-fluorescent and fluorescently labeled components in live cells and nano-materials.
This nanoscale microscope combined with dark field condenser, motorized stage and HSI system provides analytical confirmation of nano-scale materials and their interactions with biologicals or other composite materials.The spectrophotometer attached with this system contains original, aberration-corrected convex holographic diffraction gratings which provides superior signal-to-noise ratio. HSI analysis software (ENVI) enables the researcher to easily locate regions within the sample that match qualified spectra that has been preloaded in a library. It also provides the ability to un-mix spectra to isolate specific sample components or sample anomalies for further evaluation.
We have a FEI Quanta 200 environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) with EDAX EDS system. Our SEM produces enlarged images of a variety of specimens, achieving magnifications of over 100000x providing high resolution imaging in a digital format. The EDS system attached with the SEM enables the elemental analysis of the samples.
Leica DM IL LED is an inverted microscope equipped with phase shift rings and gray filters for phase contrast microscopy. Although phase changes in the light transmitted through samples are invisible, they can be made visible when they are converted in to brightness variations and provide improved contrast in the image