Create Publication Quality Fluorescence Microscopy Images with the Help of Leica Microsystems’ Science Lab Resource
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Create Publication Quality Fluorescence Microscopy Images with the Help of Leica Microsystems’ Science Lab Resource

Have you ever been shown how to use a microscope properly? Or do you just dive right onto the microscope with little or no training and scant knowledge of the basics, then twiddle knobs, snap photos and expect the publication-quality images to appear? If it’s the latter you are certainly not alone! If only there…

Microscope maintenance: changing and aligning your mercury burner
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Microscope maintenance: changing and aligning your mercury burner

Mercury burners are one of the most common light sources used in fluorescence microscopes, producing a wide spectrum of wavelengths making them a great light source for viewing your samples. But they do have their issues – one of which is their propensity to break or become damaged if not used and cared for correctly, which…

Fluorescence 101: A Beginners Guide to Excitation/Emission, Stokes Shift, Jablonski and More!
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Fluorescence 101: A Beginners Guide to Excitation/Emission, Stokes Shift, Jablonski and More!

You may already use fluorescence as a tool in your microscopy and imaging work, but, do you know exactly what it is? Why are certain proteins and probes fluorescent? What causes this light emitting property? We’ll have a look at these and more questions in this article. Start with a definition We’ll start with a…