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Axioscope fluorescence microscope with cooling stage


The Zeiss Axio Scope is an upright light microscope which can be operated with transmitted and reflected light. It can be used for brightfield and fluorescence microscopy. The microscope can be equipped with a programmable temperature controlled stage, by which the temperature of the sample can be varied from -25 to 120°C.

This equipment is located at Surfix (Plus Ultra, Bronland 12, Wageningen Campus). Are you interested in using this equipment or would you like to know more? You can contact Anke Schütz-Trilling (Surfix) for information about the availability, technical details and possibilities for your specific application.

Technical Details

Light sources

  • transmitted light: halogen (50 W);
  • reflected light: metal halide (75 W).

Reflector modules

  • fluorescence filter set 38 (exc 470/40 nm, em 525/50 nm);
  • fluorescence filter set 20 (exc 546/12 nm, em 575-640 nm);
  • brightfield reflected light.

Objectives: 5x 10x 20x

Ocular: PL 10x/23

Camera: Axiocam 503 monochromatic

Software: Zen 2.3 lite (blue edition)

Temperature controlled stage (PE120, Linkam)

  • temperature range: -25 – 120 oC (Peltier);
  • control and stability: 0.1 oC;
  • heating/cooling rate: 0.1 – 20 oC/min;
  • sample area 35x32 mm2, 5 mm aperture for transmitted light;
  • programmable (standalone controller).


The Zeiss Axio Scope is a general purpose upright light microscope for materials research applications.

Contact Daniella Stijnen


Carl Zeiss BV


Axioscope A1


Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group


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Last edited by Oscar de Vos on 2020-10-06