Zeiss Axio LSM 700

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Photo: Reeta Asmai/UC Davis.


The Zeiss Axio LSM 700 is a laser scanning confocal microscope equipped with a 488 nm solid-state laser. The instrument is ideal for non-contact profilometry, as well as routine confocal fluorescence imaging. This microscope does not include a camera for widefield imaging.


  • Mounted on Axio Imager.Z2m upright stand.

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

  • Scanning resolution from 4 x 1 to 2048 x 2048 pixels.

  • Scanning speed up to 5 fps at 512 x 512 pixels.

  • Height measurements to 4 mm; 10 nm steps.


  • Halogen illumination (reflected light).

  • Measurement of reflected light or fluorescence with PMT detector.

  • Zen software for data collection/analysis.

  • Scanning stage.

  • Highly upgradeable system (could add 3 lasers, 2nd detector, filter sets, DIC, etc.).


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