The Edinburgh Instruments microscope attachment, when supplied with the FLS980 spectrometer, enables users to record and measure widefield fluorescence, as well as to measure a specific point on your sample.
The company says the device allows the user to fine-tune both the excitation light (illumination) and the detected emission, giving you the flexibility to fully tailor your experiment to your sample. The FLS980 is a fully automated and flexible spectrometer.
It is fully customised to include one, two or three operational modes: time-correlated single-photon counting, TCSPC, for decays between 100 ps and 50 μs; multi-channel scaling, MCS, for decays between 400 ns and 10 s; and single-photon counting for steady state measurements.
The FLS980 with microscope attachment incorporates comprehensive software that controls the instrument and automated microscope stage, while containing analysis routines to scrutinise your data. The microscope attachment is available with both upright and inverted microscopes.
Imaging cameras are available spanning the spectrum from the visible to the near-infrared, up to 1700 nm. Excitation can be provided by halogen lamps (wide field excitation), picosecond pulsed diode lasers and LEDs, supercontinuum sources and Nd:YAG lasers (lasers and semiconductor sources provide point source illumination).