Scanning Laser Confocal Microscope

Scanning laser confocal microscope. Scanning laser confocal microscope.

The scanning laser confocal microscope (SLCM, Olympus OLS 3100) is a high resolution light microscope with a 10 nm depth resolution and 0.12 µm spatial resolution.

It provides us with non-contact topographic measurements that can be used to make volumetric and surface roughness measurements. The digitally controlled stage allows us to automatically collect very high pixel count mosaics so that large areas can be covered at high resolution.

Information on how this instrument is being used is available on our scheduling page (accessible only to MagLab and FSU staff) and by contacting Peter Lee.

Last modified on 9 January 2015