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Imaging
Objective for TIRF Microscopy
The Olympus NA 1.7 APON100×HOTIRF objective is designed for the imaging of intracellular molecules.
With a numerical aperture (NA) of 1.7, the objective achieves the highest Z-resolution ever recorded for a total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscope. The benefits for research using TIRF microscopy include extremely thin penetration depth and high signal-to-noise ratio, making the lens ideal for single molecule dynamic studies, and super resolution applications. The objective is ideal for a range of applications requiring super-high Z-resolution and sensitive fluorescent detection. This is achieved through outstanding optical design and the utilisation of a special sapphire glass, used in combination with a low auto-fluorescence (reduced noise) immersion oil that has a very high refraction index. The lens improves single molecule dynamic studies due to the enhanced signal-to-noise ratio offered when detecting surface-bound molecules, with minimal background emission from molecules in the surrounding solution.
 
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