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== Procedures & Tools ==
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==Procedures & Tools==
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Most General-Use Microscopes do not require formal training - please see the pages below for specifics.
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===[[UCSB NanoFab Microscope Training|'''Microscope Training Guide''']]===
 
===[[UCSB NanoFab Microscope Training|'''Microscope Training Guide''']]===
The guide linked above explains general usage info & the many advanced features available on most of our microscopes. New users are encouraged to read this, and also request in-person training by [[Demis D. John|Demis]].
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This guide explains general usage info & the many advanced features available on most of our microscopes. New users are encouraged to read this, and optionally request in-person training by [[Demis D. John|Demis]].
  
=== Image Analysis Software ===
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===Image Analysis Software===
 
Many of our microscopes have cameras and software for image capture. If you know the ''microscope and objective'' used for acquiring a photo, you can make calibrated measurements on the photos at your own desktop using the following software:
 
Many of our microscopes have cameras and software for image capture. If you know the ''microscope and objective'' used for acquiring a photo, you can make calibrated measurements on the photos at your own desktop using the following software:
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*[https://www.amscope.com/software-download AmScope Software] - microscope image analysis software
 
*[https://www.amscope.com/software-download AmScope Software] - microscope image analysis software
 
**[[Amscope Quickstart Usage Guide]]
 
**[[Amscope Quickstart Usage Guide]]
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**There are many [https://imagej.net/Category:Plugins other useful plugins], for particle counting, [https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6230353/how-to-create-gif-animation-from-a-stack-of-jpgs/37193012#37193012 creating animations] etc.
 
**There are many [https://imagej.net/Category:Plugins other useful plugins], for particle counting, [https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6230353/how-to-create-gif-animation-from-a-stack-of-jpgs/37193012#37193012 creating animations] etc.
  
==Nikon==
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==General-Use Microscopes==
The Nikon scopes have 3rd party cameras that are connected to computers via AM Scope software which allows users to digitally capture images through the microscope and make calibrated measurements.  
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''These microscopes do not require formal training to use.  However, if you have never used a motorized objective turret, please see the [[UCSB NanoFab Microscope Training|'''Microscope Training Guide''']] for safety info.''
  
 
===Microscope #2: Nikon Optiphot 200 (Bay 2)===
 
===Microscope #2: Nikon Optiphot 200 (Bay 2)===
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*AMScope 14MP Cameras with calibrated software for measurements.  Software available for desktop measurements.  [https://www.amscope.com/software-download Link here].
 
*AMScope 14MP Cameras with calibrated software for measurements.  Software available for desktop measurements.  [https://www.amscope.com/software-download Link here].
  
==Olympus==
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=== Microscope #5: [[Fluorescence Microscope (Olympus MX51)|Fluorescence Microscope: Olympus MX51 (Bay 6)]] ===
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*See the wiki page for the [[Fluorescence Microscope (Olympus MX51)|Olympus MX51]] for full details
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*Trinocular: Binoc. + Camera (Simultaneous)
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*Native Olympus Stream Software:
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**Photo/video capture
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**Calibrated measurement (calibrations locked)
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*Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
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*Filters: Green, ND
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*Bright/Dark Field
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*Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
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*Top (Episcopic) & Bottom (Diascopic)  Illumination
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*Three Fluorescence Filters (requires training, see main tool page for specs.)
  
The lab has two general purpose Olympus microscopes, and two specialized microscopes that require training to use, although both of these can also be used for general imaging.
 
 
[[File:Microscope 01 Olympus BHMJL crop.png|alt=Photo of Microscope #01 in the Characterization lab, Room 1111|thumb|200x200px|Microscope #01]]
 
[[File:Microscope 01 Olympus BHMJL crop.png|alt=Photo of Microscope #01 in the Characterization lab, Room 1111|thumb|200x200px|Microscope #01]]
  
===Microscope #1: Olympus  BHMJL (Bay 4)===
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===Microscope #1: Olympus  BHMJL (''removed temporarily'')===
  
 
*Trinocular: Ocular Binoc. + Camera (Exclusive)
 
*Trinocular: Ocular Binoc. + Camera (Exclusive)
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*User Manual: [https://wiki.nanotech.ucsb.edu/wiki/index.php/File:Olympus_-_BHM_Microscope_-_Instruction_Manual.pdf Olympus BHM Microscopes - Instruction Manual (PDF)]
 
*User Manual: [https://wiki.nanotech.ucsb.edu/wiki/index.php/File:Olympus_-_BHM_Microscope_-_Instruction_Manual.pdf Olympus BHM Microscopes - Instruction Manual (PDF)]
  
===Microscope #5: [[Fluorescence Microscope (Olympus MX51)|Fluorescence Microscope: Olympus MX51 (Bay 6)]]===
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== Microscopes Requiring Training ==
 
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''The following microscopes require training from the supervisor. Click on the appropriate tool page to see the supervisor info.''
*See the wiki page for the [[Fluorescence Microscope (Olympus MX51)|Olympus MX51]] for full details
 
*Trinocular: Binoc. + Camera (Simultaneous)
 
*Native Olympus Stream Software:
 
**Photo/video capture
 
**Calibrated measurement (calibrations locked)
 
*Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
 
*Filters: Green, ND
 
*Bright/Dark Field
 
*Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
 
*Top (Episcopic) & Bottom (Diascopic)  Illumination
 
*Three Fluorescence Filters (requires training, see main tool page for specs.)
 
  
 
===Microscope #6: [[Deep UV Optical Microscope (Olympus)|DUV Microscope: Olympus MX61A-DUV (Bay 4)]]===
 
===Microscope #6: [[Deep UV Optical Microscope (Olympus)|DUV Microscope: Olympus MX61A-DUV (Bay 4)]]===
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**DUV-100x sub-micron imaging/measurement
 
**DUV-100x sub-micron imaging/measurement
  
=== Microscope #7: [[Digital Microscope (Olympus DSX1000)|Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope (Bay 4)]] ===
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===Microscope #7: [[Digital Microscope (Olympus DSX1000)|Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope (Bay 4)]]===
 
Please see the main tool page for detailed info on this microscope, click the link above.
 
Please see the main tool page for detailed info on this microscope, click the link above.
 
  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET TRAINED on this tool before you are allowed to use it! Please contact the Tool Supervisor to get training.
 
  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET TRAINED on this tool before you are allowed to use it! Please contact the Tool Supervisor to get training.

Revision as of 14:43, 27 August 2021

Microscopes
Microscopes.jpg
Tool Type Inspection, Test and Characterization
Location Bay 3, 6 & 7
Supervisor Demis D. John
Supervisor Phone (805) 893-5934
Supervisor E-Mail demis@ucsb.edu
Description Optical Microscopes
Manufacturer Nikon & Olympus



Procedures & Tools

Most General-Use Microscopes do not require formal training - please see the pages below for specifics.

Microscope Training Guide

This guide explains general usage info & the many advanced features available on most of our microscopes. New users are encouraged to read this, and optionally request in-person training by Demis.

Image Analysis Software

Many of our microscopes have cameras and software for image capture. If you know the microscope and objective used for acquiring a photo, you can make calibrated measurements on the photos at your own desktop using the following software:

General-Use Microscopes

These microscopes do not require formal training to use. However, if you have never used a motorized objective turret, please see the Microscope Training Guide for safety info.

Microscope #2: Nikon Optiphot 200 (Bay 2)

  • Trinocular: Ocular Binoc. + Camera (Simultaneous)
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
  • Filters: Green, ND
  • Bright/Dark Field
  • Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
    • DIC only available on 100x and 150x mags due to image quality reduction at low mags due to DIC prisms which were removed for low mags.
  • Top Reflected Illumination (Episcopic)
  • AMScope 14MP Cameras with calibrated software for measurements. Software available for desktop measurements. Link here.

Microscope #3: Nikon Eclipse L200 (Bay 6)

  • Manual for Nikon Eclipse L200D
  • Trinocular: Binoc. + Camera (Mutually Exclusive)
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
  • Filters: Green, ND
  • Bright/Dark Field
  • Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
  • Top Reflected Illumination (Episcopic)
  • AMScope 14MP Cameras with calibrated software for measurements. Software available for desktop measurements. Link here.

Microscope #4: Nikon Eclipse L200D (Bay 6)

  • Trinocular: Binoc. + Camera (Mutually Exclusive)
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
  • Filters: Green, ND
  • Bright/Dark Field
  • Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
  • Top Reflected (Episcopic) & Bottom Transmission (Diascopic) Illumination
  • AMScope 14MP Cameras with calibrated software for measurements. Software available for desktop measurements. Link here.

Microscope #5: Fluorescence Microscope: Olympus MX51 (Bay 6)

  • See the wiki page for the Olympus MX51 for full details
  • Trinocular: Binoc. + Camera (Simultaneous)
  • Native Olympus Stream Software:
    • Photo/video capture
    • Calibrated measurement (calibrations locked)
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x, 150x
  • Filters: Green, ND
  • Bright/Dark Field
  • Differential Interference Contrast (DIC/Nomarski)
  • Top (Episcopic) & Bottom (Diascopic) Illumination
  • Three Fluorescence Filters (requires training, see main tool page for specs.)
Photo of Microscope #01 in the Characterization lab, Room 1111
Microscope #01

Microscope #1: Olympus BHMJL (removed temporarily)

  • Trinocular: Ocular Binoc. + Camera (Exclusive)
  • LED Illuminator, Variable
  • Objectives: 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x
  • Bright/Dark Field
  • Top Reflected (Episcopic) & Bottom Transmission (Diascopic) Illumination
  • AMScope 14MP Cameras with calibrated software for measurements. Software available for offline measurements: Link here.
  • User Manual: Olympus BHM Microscopes - Instruction Manual (PDF)

Microscopes Requiring Training

The following microscopes require training from the supervisor. Click on the appropriate tool page to see the supervisor info.

Microscope #6: DUV Microscope: Olympus MX61A-DUV (Bay 4)

Please see the main tool page for detailed info on this microscope: Deep UV Optical Microscope (Olympus)

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET TRAINED on this tool before you are allowed to use it! Please contact the Tool Owner to get training.
  • Motorized Stage + Objective Turret
  • Trinocular: Binoc. + Camera (Simultaneous)
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20, 50x, 100x, DUV-100x
  • Filters: to be added
  • Native Olympus MX61 Software control & Camera
    • Calibrated measurements (calibrations locked)
    • Z (focus) measurement via motorized stage height
  • Deep-UV Light source + DUV Camera
    • DUV-100x sub-micron imaging/measurement

Microscope #7: Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope (Bay 4)

Please see the main tool page for detailed info on this microscope, click the link above.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET TRAINED on this tool before you are allowed to use it! Please contact the Tool Supervisor to get training.
  • Motorized Stage + Objective Turret
  • Digital Viewing via Computer
  • Objectives: High-Res.: 5x, 50x // Long-Distance + Angled Viewing: 10x, 40x
  • Filters:
    • Bright Field
    • Dark Field
    • DIC/Nomarski
  • Native Olympus Software control & Camera
    • Calibrated measurements (calibrations locked)
    • Z (focus) measurement via motorized stage height
    • Rapidly capture multiple imaging modes
    • Offline Analysis Software available for free
  • Tilted Imaging capabilities, for deep (> few micron) features.

Olympus LEXT Confocal Microscope (Bay 4)

See the main tool page for complete info: Laser Scanning Confocal M-scope (Olympus LEXT)

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET TRAINED on this tool before you are allowed to use it! Please contact the Tool Owner to get training.
  • Motorized stage + Objective Turret
  • 100mm wafer stage
  • Native Olympus OLS2000 Software & Built-In Camera:
    • Calibrated measurement (calibrations locked)
    • Image stitching capabilities
  • 3D Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscopy capability:
    • 3D Topographical measurement (optical profilometry)
    • Surface roughness estimations (large roughness)
    • Thin-Film Film-Thickness Measurements (thicker films)

Procedures & Documentation