Microscopy Facility

Atomic Force/Scanning Probe Microscope (AFM/SPM)

atomic force scanning probe microscope afm spm

The facility is equipped with a Bruker Catalyst Atomic Force/Scanning Probe Microscope for the high-resolution study of molecules in situ. The system works in both the contact and tapping modes. The AFM/SPM resides on a Zeiss AxioObserver Z1 inverted microscope stand equipped with fluorescence optics, a Exfo X-cite fluorescence illumination system and a CCD camera. A heater/perfusion chamber is available to permit live-cell imaging. The entire system is housed within a TMC Acoustic Vibration Isolation System.

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center
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