BX51WI & BX61WI Fixed Stage Research Microscopes

The BX WI Series is designed as a special-purpose research microscope for electrophysiology. The BX WI Series provides the stability crucial for patch clamping and is equipped with dedicated water immersion objectives designed for near IR illumination at 775 and 990nm. The optical system is tailored for high-contrast, high-resolution imaging under the challenging conditions of thick brain slice observation.
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  • Fluorescence Illuminator
  • Macro fluorescence
  • Dual Imaging Port/Magnification Changer
  • Magnification changer (1x/2x/4x)


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  • Lumen Dynamics X-Cite® 120 Metal Halide Illumination System* - the X-Cite 120 system utilizes a pre-centered lamp in combination with a liquid light guide coupling to the microscope. The unit can be used for transmitted or reflected light and is especially well suited for FITC and Rhodamine fluorescence applications.

UIS2 Optics

Optimized for patch clamping with water immersion design, semiapochromatic infinity optical correction and a field number of 26.5, these slim objectives, have a tapered, insulated tip and a 3.3mm working distance, standardized for probe setting compatibility. (Exception: LUMPLFL 60xW and XLUMPLFL 20xW, WD= 2.0mm)

The strain-free objectives produce high-contrast DIC; their transmission reaches from the UV (340nm) to the IR (1000nm); and their high NA, coupled with water immersion, renders superbly resolved image detail even with deep section imaging.

X-Cite® is a registered trademark of Lumen Dynamics Group Inc.

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