Zeiss Axio CSM 700

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Photo: Reeta Asmai/UC Davis.


The Zeiss Axio CSM 700 is a confocal microscope that can acquire 3D topography in true color. The instrument’s unique configuration allows extremely rapid data collection. A scanning stage and automated stitching algorithms permit routine analysis of large sample areas.


  • EC Epiplan objectives at 5x/10x/20x/50x magnification.

  • High-resolution images or large image fields >1 mm².

  • 1280 x 1024 pixel imaging (confocal and widefield).

  • Height measurement to 15 mm; 10 nm steps.

  • 16-bit resolution.

  • Acquisition speed of 7.5 fps in color mode to 100 fps in wireframe.

  • Maximum sample height of 63 mm.


  • Xenon illumination.

  • 2D/3D roughness measurements.

  • Height profiles.

  • Extensive measurement capabilities.

  • Scanning stage.


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