Andor Revolution XD Spinning Disk, room 3626a
The Andor Revolution microscope is a spinning disc system is an ideal platform for high speed live imaging.
Information about the microscope
Andor confocal dual spinning disc technology provides an ideal platform for high speed, high signal to noise, imaging, with low bleach rate and low photoxicity. At the core of the Revolution system is the Andor iQ, a multi-dimensional imaging software. This software synchronizes the iXonEM+ EMCCD camera with the spinning disc and with other key hardware components such as the Piezo Z100 z-stage, and the Laser Combiner with an AOTF for rapid laser line selection. Our system encompasses three different laser lines, 488, 561, and 640 nm. The EMCCD camera can image 25 frames per second at full chip, 1000 by 1000 pixels. Additionally, an optical splitter can be mounted for high-speed simultaneous dual color imaging.
Basic concept of confocal spinning disc imaging:
- Heating chamber
- CO2 controller