Imaging Microscope

Zeiss AI AXI

Model: Zeiss AI AXI

Location: 017 Brauer Hall

Description: Microscopy is the technical field of using microscope to view samples and objects that cannot be seen with the unaided eye.  The imaging system collects illuminating light that has interacted with the sample and produces a magnified image that can be viewed. The imaging microscope can be used with reflected and transmitted light techniques such as brightfield, darkfield, polarization, differential interference contrast, fluorescence and phase contrast.


  • Magnification can be changed simply by rotating a turret that holds different objective lenses.
  • Objective lenses capable of high magnification (40x and greater) generally require the application of a small drop of immersion oil to the coverslip for optimal viewing.

Typical uses:

  • Liquid crystal board inspections.
  • Specimens that are pathogenic or potentially pathogenic are often killed chemically prior to viewing by the application of a small amount of fixative (such as an aqueous buffered aldehyde solution) to the specimen suspension.
  • Viewing stained specimens.
  • Pathological exams.
  • Blood tests.
  • Wafer inspections.


Per hour rateTrained userBy our service
Other departments at WUSTL$5$65
Other universities$20$85
Industry Corporate$40$160