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Location: Room P2-A-24 ( 47219)
Manufacturer: ZEISS Microscopy
Model: Lightsheet Z.1 (click for Zeiss webinar)
Nickname: "Lightsheet"
Software: ZEN 2014 SP1
Year: 2016
SN: 2583000193
Data will be deleted after: 3 months  
Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 Usage Statistics

Microscope overview

The Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 is a light sheet fluorescence microscope able to image optical sections of large samples at subcellular resolution and very fast rates, with almost no phototoxicity or bleaching. It splits fluorescence excitation and detection into two separate light paths, with the axis of illumination being perpendicular to the detection axis. Since only a single thin section of the sample is illuminated by the light sheet, optical sectioning is achieved without a pinhole or image processing deconvolution. Light from the in-focus plane is collected by a sCMOS camera rather than pixel by pixel as in a point scanning laser confocal. This allows you to collect images faster and with less excitation light than you would with many other optical-sectioning microscopy techniques. You can image living samples in water or fixed samples where tissue clearing has been performed. Samples are mounted not on coverslips but inside special chambers that provide heating and cooling. The system is equipped with lasers from green to far red (488, 561 and 638 nm excitation wavelenghts) and appropriate fluorescence emission filters. With this system you can image live drosophila and zebrafish samples or use tissue clearing to perform optical sectioning deep into large fluorescent samples such as tissue sections, brains, embryos, organs, spheroids or biopsies. A dedicated computer running arivis Vision4D is available for working with multi-channel 2D, 3D and 4D images you generate in the system.

Click on the image on the right to see the system beam path in higher detail

Data files older than 3 months will be automatically deleted on this system, please copy your data to the iMM server using the desktop link.

Additional information for sample preparation

Tutorials for Image Analysis with Arivis

System components


Laser Unit Wavelength Maximum Power
Solid State 488 488 nm 30 mW
Solid State 561 561 nm 20 mW
Solid State 638 638 nm 75 mW

Objectives (Illumination)

Magnification Model NA
10x Lightsheet Z.1 10x 0.20

Objectives (Detection)

Magnification Model Immersion NA WD (mm) Reference
20x W Plan-Apochromat DIC 75mm Water 1.00 2.4 421452-9700-000
20x Clr Plan-Neofluar Corr nd=1.45 85mm Clearing 1.00 5.6 421459-9970-000

Filtersets (Water)

Filterset Emission
GFP 505-545 nm
Cy3 575-615 nm
DRAQ5 LP 660 nm

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