The Diaphot TMD was introduced in 1980 as a technological update to the now classic inverted Bioscience microscope, the Diaphot MD. The Diaphot MD was a long running staple in bio research laboratories all over the world since 1964. With the advent of new technologies such as Chromatic Aberration corrected optics, photomicrography and CCTV technologies, the demands for microscopes that could integrate and support these systems had become imperative.
The TMD had significant improvements including a lower center of gravity stand developed to improve stability, as well as a new V shaped optical path which helped maximize the efficiency of light for low light photomicrographic applications.
Further advances to light efficiency in this system included a low power focusing magnifier for easier focusing in low light, and a built-in dark slide to reroute the light path to either the eye piece or the camera ports with minimal light loss. It also boasted 3 new stage choices which were specifically designed for system flexibility. These new stages allowed for the most basic of microscopy up to Automatic microtest plate scanning and fully automatic scanning.
It was also the first system to be fully designed to accommodate the state-of-the-art Chromatic Aberration corrected CF optics, a significant advance in optical technology.
Because this microscope was also designed to accommodate incubator housings and micromanipulators, this microscope quickly became a popular choice for a relatively new Invitro Fertilization, (IVF) technique. In fact, the Nikon Diaphot TMD was used for the first successful IVF baby in the United States in 1981 and quickly became a mainstay product for this process.
Outstanding inverted microscopes for routine and research laboratory use, the TMD Diaphot 160mm optical system offering superb imaging with high numerical apertures and long working distances This unit features two camera ports and a very stable platform for even patch clamp procedures!
Ideal for applications such as tissue culture, plaque measurement and blood typing, this microscopes will be welcome additions to any life sciences laboratory. Outfitted in combination with Narishige manipulators, these microscopes can be used for a range of micromanipulation techniques necessary for cyto engineering, developmental and genetic engineering, electro physiology, pharmacology and neurochemistry.
- Nikon TMD Diaphot Inverted Microscope
- Leitz Wetzlar periplan GF 10xM eyepieces
- ELWD Condenser 0.30na,
- Nikon Phase contrast LWD 0.52
- Olympus Lwd Dcplan 20x Pl, 0.40 160/0-2 objective.
- Nikon 40x DL phase contract Ph3, 0.55 LWD objective
- Will Wetzlar 10x/0.25, 160/- objective.
- Leitz Wetzlar objective ?
12 Volt 50 watt Illumination
Spare Bulb, Power Cord
This microscope has been recently serviced, all controls have been lubricated and move as original from factory. All glass surfaces are clean, free from fungus, dust, scratches, and element separations. The illuminator has both a frosted filter and GIF green filter. The phase contrast images are breath-taking, clear, sharp, and full of contrast. It is in great condition ready to be plugged in for use.