Nikon STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscope


N-STORM is able to achieve the highest resolution of all light microscopy systems within the Center for Advanced Microscopy. Storm takes advantage of the blinking properties of fluorescent molecules.  At any given point in time only a subset of molecules will be emitting light.  A series of images are captured, allowing the signal from single fluorophores to be precisely located and reconstructed into a single image. A lateral resolution of approximately 20nm, and axial of 50nm can be achieved. Please contact the staff at the Center for Advanced Microscopy to discuss which fluorophores are compatible with this imaging modality.



The Nikon N-STORM is on consignment from Nikon Instruments, USA.