Carl Zeiss adds new technique to scanning microscope

Anisotropy imaging is now capable with the serial equipment of the LSM 710 laser scanning microscope from Carl Zeiss. The new technique supplements raster image correlation spectroscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy already possible with the LSM 710.

The technique can be used together with spectral detection to track the formation or modification of directed molecular arrangements. The technique is controlled using ZEN 2009 software, according to the company.

With the LSM 710, anisotropy imaging is implemented with polarization filters, which feature a high extinction ratio and therefore generate high-contrast images. The polarization filters required for anisotropy imaging are optional for all LSM 710 or LSM 710 NLO systems, Carl Zeiss said.