Multi-function Light Microscopy Module for the International Space Station

Lant, Christian T.; Resnick, Andrew
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p324
Academic Journal
NASA Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, Ohio) and Dynacs Engineering Co., Inc. are developing a multi-functional, remotely operated light microscope for telescience fluids physics research on the International Space Station (ISS). The module is designed for the Fluids and Combustion Facility in the U.S. Laboratory, and is manifested for flight in June, 2003. The design includes the following features: bright field, dark field, phase contrast, differential interference contrast (DIC), confocal microscopy, oil immersion, dynamic light scattering, full-field static light scattering, fluorescence microscopy, spectrophotometry, optical tweezers, and micro-rheology. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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