Leica Microsystems has expanded its range of objective lenses for confocal microscopy with the Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM for deep imaging.
The objective lens is designed and optimised to serve high-level biomedical research such as the analysis of whole animals, brain slices and similar neuronal preparations with the immersion medium BABB (benzyl alcohol benzyl benzoate 1:2).
The apochromatic corrected objective provides the standard 20x magnification for overview with a numerical aperture of 0.95.
The numerical aperture allows structures as small as 250nm to be acquired within an object field of more than half a millimetre.
In combination with a confocal scanning microscope, the magnification can be continuously increased up to 1,200 times.
The Leica HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM objective is ideal for use in morphological studies in developmental biology, neurology and neurobiology for the investigation of neurons, their connection to each other and to the whole brain set pattern.
The optical performance of the HCX APO L20x/0.95 IMM is said to be ideal in combination with the Leica DM6000 CFS confocal fixed-stage system, which is based on the broadband confocal and multiphoton microscope Leica TCS SP5 II.