August 25, 2016, via Bangor University
Welcome to the New MicroscopyU
MicroscopyU is Nikon's educational website providing comprehensive information and resources on optical microscopy, digital imaging and photomicrography.
You may have noticed MicroscopyU has an entirely new look and feel!
Most Viewed Review Articles
Basic equipment and techniques necessary for observing specimens in fluorescence.
Using crossed polarized illumination to examine birefringent materials.
The resolving power of a microscope is the most important feature of the optical system.
The nomenclature and abbreviations inscribed on the objective protective barrel.
Most Viewed Tutorials
Microscope Alignment for Köhler Illumination
Learn how to adjust a microscope to examine specimens in Köhler illumination.
Comparison of Phase Contrast and DIC Microscopy
Examples of the same specimen viewed in either phase contrast or DIC.
Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy
A virtual microscope tutorial featuring a wide variety of specimens.
Objective Working Distance
Examine the range of working distance values available in modern Nikon CFI60 objectives.
Nikon Small World Competition
Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.
Super-resolution microscopy is one of the most significant developments in biological imaging since the invention of the microscope.
Recent News and Updates
August 24, 2016, via The New York Times
August 24, 2016, via Nature Communications
August 23, 2016, via ScienceDaily