Application Note

Technical Note: Luca-R EMCCD vs. Interline CCD For Cell Microscopy Applications

Source: Andor Technology PLC

How does Andor's Luca-R EMCCD compare to well-established interline CCD for microscopic imaging of cells?

The megapixel sensor format and small pixel size of Andor's new Luca R EMCCD camera presents a novel combination of ultra-sensitivity, resolution, field of view, and above all, flexibility. The EM gain feature of this camera offers the unique advantage to use the Luca R in light-starved conditions, in which current leading interline CCD sensors may not deliver optimal image quality.

In this case study we compared the sensitivity and resolution performance of the Luca-R against the highest specification interline CCD on the market, in a cell microscopy application.