Haverford Biology Instruments
To schedule instrument time:
- Log into the 'Reserve Equipment' calendar
- Choose an available time slot
Note: Instrument calendars may syncd with your haverford google calendar. To do this please send George Neusch your email address and the name of the instrument calendar you would like to sync.Then you will be able to stretch your time slot over multiple hours in a single day without choosing the slots individually. Please do not use the duplicate function in "edit event details." That function does not appear to sync properly with the calendar on this webpage.
Contact George Neusch if you need help operating any instrumentation.
Reserve a specific time for the instruments below via Google Calendar.
- Compound Light Microscope (L004)
- Immunofluorescence Microscope A (L006)
- Immunofluorescence Microscope B (L006)
- Confocal Microscope (L007)
- SMZ 1500 Stereoscope (L006)
- SMZ 1500 Stereoscope (L007)
- Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM, L008)
- Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM, L009)
- FACS Calibur Flow Cytometer (E106)
- FACS Aria II Flow Cytometer (S211)
- Tecan SpectraFluor Plus (S211)
- Tecan Infinite F200 Pro(S211)
Compound Light Microscopes
Compound Light Microscope (L004)
This compound light microscope has a 100x oil immersion objective and is capable of phase contrast. It has a high resolution color camera operating on the SPOT Advanced Third Party Software.
Confocal Microscope (L007)
The confocal microscope is equiped with an epi-fluorescence attachment and a confocal scan-head allowing you to observe your samples in the scope as well as on the monitor. The scope itself has 5 opticl filters for viewing DAPI, GFP, TRITC, CY GFP, and Y GFP. The confocal has three laser options 405nm, 488nm, and 543nm with three detectors 515/30, 605/70. It has a motorized focus for creating 3D images using NIS-Elements Advanced Research (Ar) software.
Immunofluorescence Microscope A and B (L006)
The IMF scopes are equiped with 100x oil immersion objectives, black and white Photometrics high resolution cameras, and optical filters for viewing DAPI, GFP, and TRITC. They operate using NIS-Elements (F).
SMZ 1500 Stereoscope (L006)
The Department has two disecting microscopes with epi-fluorescence attachments and oblique coherent contrast. This scope has a 1x objective with a maximum magnification of 112.5x and a high resolution color camera. The other scope has a 1.6x objective with a maximum magnification of 180x. The operating software for both scopes is NIS-Elements Basic Research (Br). The camera driver is the DS-U3.
Inverted Compound Light Microscopes
Nikon TS100 Microscope (S114)
The Nikon TS100 has a 4x, 10x, 20x, and 40x objective and is capable of phasecontrast. It is equiped with a high resolution digital camera, the DS-Ri, and a fluorecence attachment with one optical filter for viewing DAPI. The operating software for this scope is NIS-Elements (F). The inverted micrscope provides a higher magnification than a stereoscope with a much larger working distance than a standard compound light microscope.
Nikon TE2000-S Microscope (S207A)
The TE2000-S has a maximum objective magnification of 60x with multiple optical filters including ND, D, GIF, and NCB. The fluorescence attachment contains one filter for viewing DAPI. The DS-Fi high resolution camera utilizes both the NIS-Elements Basic Research (Br) and (F).
Scanning Electron Microscope (L008)
The JEOL JSM-6510 scanning electron microscope is equiped with an enviromental stage and capable of both high and low vacuum. This device also has a backscattered electron detector which is excellent for looking at biological samples at low vacuum
Transmission Electron Microscope (L009)
The JEOL JEM-1400 is capable of accelerating voltages of 40, 60, 80, 100, and 120kV. The maximum resolution is approximately 3.8nm. It employs a Gatan CCD Digital camera using Digital Micrograph imaging software.
FACS Aria II Flow Cytometer (S211)
The FACS Aria II has three lasers and is capable of diquishing up to 9 colors. This cell sorter is able to sort up to four different cell types at a much faster rate than the FACS Calibur.
FACS Calibur Flow Cytometer (E106)
The FACS Calibur is a flow cytometer capable of distinguishing 4 colors and sorting up to four different cell types.
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