Confocal Microscopy

∞ generated and posted on 2016.01.12 ∞

Means of constructing high contrast and resolution 3D images based on fluorescence microscopy.

Confocal microscopes are only able to observe both small regions and narrow depths, along with relatively low illumination of a specimen, at a given time. As a consequence, rate of capture of an entire specimen and be slow and typically requires computer processing to reconstruct the larger image. Nonetheless, resulting micrographs can be both highly informative and beautiful to behold.