Nikon Metrology is partnering with LIG Nanowise to bring super-resolution microscopy using the LIG Nanowise microsphere technology to the Nikon LV100ND and LV150N microscopes. This product (called the LV-Mod) will allow Nikon LV microscopes to achieve spatial resolutions under 100 nm!
Increase the resolution, contrast and imaging flexibility of SMAL on the Nikon Eclipse LV series.
Iris control: light focusing
Light intensity control
Directional light source
Comparison: Nikon & LV-Mod vs. Standard Microscopy
A semi-conductor microchip is imaged using SMAL AIR lens associated with the LV-MOD mounted on a Nikon LV-100 microscope. The image obtained with the SMAL AIR lens is shown in the inset circle. The same are was imaged with a standard 100x objective lens mounted on the Nikon LV-100. The images were superimposed for comparison.
Access sub 100 nm resolution on the Nikon LV100ND and LV150N
Coupled with the LIG Nanowise Super-resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens (SMAL), the LV-MOD allows you to access resolutions sub 100 nm easily and non-destructively.
Controllable light source
- Intensity control
- Contrast control
- Directional light source control
With a controllable iris and directional light source, the LV-MOD gives unparalleled resolution, magnification and image clarity.
Easy to use software widget
Easy to use software control sits alongside your normal imaging workflow so that you can create images with the highest contrast and clarity possible, quickly and easily.
Frequently Asked Questions
LV-MOD is a PC-controlled directional LED light source, providing remote control over illumination size, intensity, and position within the microscope’s field of view.
This product is designed to enhance SMAL and SMAL-AIR imagery on Nikon Eclipse LV100ND and LV150N microscopes. It enables these microscopes to increase the image contrast and clarity with SMAL and SMAL AIR super resolution objective lenses. This not only increases image quality but also allows imaging of samples that may not have been possible previously. See here for example images.
LV-MOD is compatible with Nikon Eclipse LV100ND and LV150N microscopes.
LV-MOD requires a double-port attached to the microscope. The LV-MOD attaches to the double port.
LV-MOD has an in-built light source, so you do not need an additional illuminator. However, if you already have a standard lamp unit on the microscope, LV-MOD will work perfectly alongside it.
No. The SMAL and SMAL AIR objective lenses will retain their world-leading resolution and magnification. The LV-MOD will simply enhance the images from these lenses.
Nikon LV100ND and LV150N offer modular options for stage control and stitching, however, this is not currently confirmed for SMAL and SMAL AIR lenses. We are working on developing this functionality in the future. Currently stitching large areas at optical super-resolution is only possible with SMAL and SMAL AIR on the Nanoro M.
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