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SeeNano optical microscopes: White light source, no oil immersion, variable extended depth-of-field, color contrast.
Important News: Change of product lines at Grayfield Optical, Inc.
Update: August 17, 2019
We are now getting close to the release of our updated microscope systems. Our engineers in Hamburg, Germany are working hard on the new systems. There have been a number of recent changes:
Our new microscopes will be modular. You can start with the lab system and upgrade it to be a top research microscope.
We previously planned to release two versions, Lab and Pro and that has been changed to one scalable system. Add accessory modules as needed to upgrade for more features.
Instead of a turret, the objectives will be mounted on a horizontal rail system and can be self-centering. You are looking at a sample and want to switch to a higher magnification, the objective is automatically changed and adjusted so that your field of view matches what you were looking at before.
Automated nano-positioning systems will be available to precisely move the slide.
More details will be announced in September.
We will be be presenting more details and an updated website in September, when pre-orders can then be made. Manufacturing is due to start in October with delivery shortly afterwards.
The redesigning work has been extensive in order to modernize the systems with the latest technology while reducing the prices to make our systems much more affordable while maintaining the excellent optical resolutions and capabilities the Grayfield microscopes are known for.
Our SeeNano microscopes are now in the final stages of development and they will have all the capabilities of the previous series, while adding fluorescence capabilities and realistic pricing.
Unsatisfied with the capabilities of existing light microscopes, it was decided to investigate why the resolution, color contrast and depth of field is so limited. This research led to the discovery of a unique new way of building microscopes which no longer suffered many of the constraints of existing optical theory. We found that by using a different approach to optics and a new mathematical approach, we could build microscopes with a large "cylinder of sharpness" (depth of field) and a true resolution of 100nm, while maintaining full contour sharpness and true colors without the need for staining, oil immersion, etc. This Grayfield Lens System is the basis of all our future optical systems.
The GLS technology has also been used to develop objectives for extreme image reduction, a quantum leap in the nano lithography of critical dimensions that can be used for computer wafer production.