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Super-resolution optical microscopy

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A NEW WAY OF SEEING

Super-resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens: SMAL 

We have redefined the smallest object that the eye can see, using the most popular form of imaging in the world: white light, optical microscopy.

Our super-resolution technique pushes light past its theoretical limit, using microsphere optics to break the diffraction limit of light.  We want to democratise super-resolution, making it an accessible, easy to imaging technique, that doesn't require a clean room, a huge power supply, complex sample preparation, or significant training.  

Our super-resolution microscopes are not prohibitively expensive. Whether you are a university, a start-up, or a multi-national it is our mission to make super-resolution imaging accessible to everyone.  

Because our microscopes are purely optical they are non-destructive, they work with both metallic on and non-metallic samples, they are easy to use and resolve down to 80 nm (on certain sample types) in full, real, colour.

The benefits

FULL COLOUR

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Our microsphere lenses collect sub-diffraction information and project it into the far-field. Not only do they see in super-resolution, but in full colour.

NON-DESTRUCTIVE

IMAGE AGAIN & AGAIN

Unlike conventional super-resolution techniques our microscopes are none-destructive. Allowing you to image your sample multiple times without compromising its integrity.

ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

FAMILIAR & POWERFUL

Because our microscopes are fully optical with super-resolution capability, they are easy to use for anyone familiar with conventional white-light microscopy.

Rapid sample Scanning

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Our software suite allows you to rapidly image large areas of a sample significantly than on a standard light microscope and at multiple resolutions.

down to 80 nm

UNRIVALLED OPTICAL RESOLUTION

With the option of using SMAL, our microscopes can resolve lateral features down to 80 nm depending on the sample.

lab ready

WORK ANYWHERE

Our microscopes work without the need for prohibitive environmental conditions. They work on a standard optical table requiring no clean room, vacuum, etc.

Our Products

NANORO M

We've pushed light past it's limit.

We believe that when you have instant access to equipment you obtain better results faster. That is why the NANORO M can perform all your routine bright-field imaging, you can then use SMAL to image in super-resolution (200 - 80 nm lateral) without breaking your optical work-flow, and with no need for a clean-room, cold-room or a vacuum.

OUR Products

NANORO M 
SMAL Lens
NANORO M
materials microsphere nanoscope

The NANORO M is built from the ground up to utilise our SMAL lens, providing users with the highest possible level of optical resolution. Depending on your application area you can expect to get between 80 - 150 nm lateral resolution in full colour.

Key features include:
a nano-precision XYZ scanning stage
20x, 100x, and SMAL lenses
NANORO software kit with image stitching

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NANORO M
Materials Microsphere Nanoscope

The NANORO M is built from the ground up to utilise our SMAL lens, providing users with the highest possible level of optical resolution. Depending on your application area you can expect to get between 80 - 150 nm lateral resolution in full colour.

Camera Sensor: 4MP CMOS, 60 FPS, resolution: 4096 x 2160
Illumination: Neutral white LED
Turret: Manual. Supports up to 4 lenses at once
Lens Support: Standard RMS threading, unit ships with 10x, 50x, 100x, and SMAL.
SMAL Lens: Water Immersion Super-Resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens: resolving limit: 50 nm, working distance: 1-3 μm

Offline Semiconductor Failure Analysis
Advanced Materials Imaging
Mineralogy Imaging

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SMAL Lens
Super-resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens

Our SMAL lenses combine a microsphere front lens with a 100x lens to resolve features beyond the diffraction limit of light.

SMAL Lens
Super-resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens

Our SMAL lenses combine a microsphere front lens with a 100x lens to resolve features beyond the diffraction limit of light.

Due to the tight working distance and limited field of view when using a SMAL lens without the NANORO M we strongly recommend users use a full system when using a SMAL lens.

NANORO M
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SMAL Lens
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NANORO M
Technical Specification

Camera Sensor

4MP CMOS, 60 FPS, resolution: 4096 x 2160

Illumination

Neutral white LED

Turret

Manual. Supports up to 4 lenses at once

Lens Support

Standard RMS threading, unit ship with 10x, 50x, 100x, and SMAL.

SMAL Lens

Water Immersion Super-Resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens: resolving limit: 80 nm,
working distance: 1-3 μm

XYZ Scanning Stage

Nano-precision 200 – 200 μm travel XYZ stage with controller + software stitching with distortion correction:Active axes: X, Y, Z Integrated sensor: CapacitiveTravel range (μm) : 200 x 200 x 200Resolution (nm) :

Manual Sample Exploration
Stage

Travel Range (mm) : 13

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application notes

We are constantly adding new applications, click the button below to download our most recent application notes.

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Offline Semiconductor Imaging

Rapidly inspect electrical faults < 100 nm without sputtering, coating, and without the need for specific environmental conditions.

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Mineraology Imaging

Full colour optical imaging of mineral deposits.

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Don't see your application area?

We have a hard-working team of application specialists who are passionate about
solving your imaging problems.

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We provide on-site demos at the Manchester Science Park, at roadshows around the country and we can bring a system to demonstrate at your facilities.

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