Mad City Labs Downloads

  1. Optical Micromirrors Reveal The Secrets Of Cell Membranes

    Progress in understanding the lipid bilayer – an ingenious two-molecule thick oily barrier that protects all living cells, including our own – has been dramatic over the past 100 years. But there are still puzzles to be solved such as how these membrane proteins, which are oily themselves, navigate the oily lipid bilayer to go about their work. The first step for scientists is to figure out the thermodynamic rules that govern protein assembly in membranes.

  2. Poking And Prodding The Molecules Of Life

    Applying physics to the properties and underlying structures of the molecules of life offers an insight into the mechanisms that make living beings tick. But even seemingly simple actions like muscle contraction involve a wide array of biological interactions, which has shrouded the dynamics and function of individual molecules behind a curtain of complexity. The scientific community has developed a powerful toolbox of methods to probe these interactions over the past two decades, uncovering previously hidden information about the structure, dynamics and function of individual biomolecules.

  3. Understand Noise At The Sub-Nanometer Scale

    Every nanopositioner has a small amount of uncertainty in its position that contributes noise to a measurement. It's important to understand what position noise is and where it comes from in order to know just how accurate the nanopositioner is.

  4. Micromirror TIRF Microscopy: Technique And Applications

    Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy is used to watch biological processes unfold in real time. Taking advantage of the ability to label individual molecules with different colors of fluorescent tags, TIRF microscopy lets scientists view the complex molecular assemblies that govern cellular processes.

  5. Building A Do-It-Yourself Atomic Force Microscope

    Atomic force microscopes (AFMs) are versatile tools for characterizing surfaces down to the subnanometer scale. Researchers can build their own AFMs for as little as $30,000 using off-the-shelf components such as nanopositioning stages.

  6. RM21™ Advanced Microscope Datasheet

    The RM21™ Advanced Microscope is our most versatile inverted optical microscope capable of supporting super resolution microscopy, multi-spectral CoSMoS, and a variety of light microscopy methods. It is ideal for single molecule localization microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy but can be extended to other microscopy methods including optical and magnetic tweezers, and AFM integration.

  7. RM21™ Classic Microscope Datasheet

    The RM21™ Classic Microscope is an inverted optical microscope that has been specifically designed for nanometer scale microscopy. It is ideal for single molecule localization microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy but can be extended to other microscopy methods.

  8. RM21™ Versa Microscope Datasheet

    The RM21™ Versa Microscope is an inverted optical microscope with a fixed objective lens position for maximum stability. It includes a sub-nanometer precision, Z-axis closed loop piezo nanopositioning system designed to meet the requirements of super resolution microscopy. The RM21™ Versa microscope is ideal for single molecule localization microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy where sub-nanometer precision is only required in the Z-axis.

  9. Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope: MCL-NSOM Datasheet

    The MCL-NSOM is a fully operational near-field scanning optical microscope that features a 635 nm laser excitation source, fiber launch, an oil immersion objective lens, a CMOS alignment camera, and an avalanche photodiode detector. It is designed to allow users to convert between NSOM, SPM, and fluorescence optical microscopy techniques.

  10. RM21™ Microscope For Fluorescence Microscopy Datasheet

    The RM21™ Microscope is an adaptable microscopy platform that is designed to allow direct access to the entire optical pathway. The RM21™ is compatible with 30 mm and 60 mm cage systems, and is designed to be configured on a standing optical table. It is suitable for applications such as optical and magnetic tweezers, AFM integration and fluorescence microscopy.