NTEGRA Life is a NanoLaboratory, integrating Atomic Force Microscope and inverted optical microscope with NA 0.55 condensers. It is used for biological and medical researches in physiological conditions.
NTEGRA Life consists of the measurement head and positioning stage.
The motorised measurement head contains a XYZ scanner (100x100x20µm) and is a fully automated system. For ease of use the NTEGRA Life provides automatic alignment of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) optical system. It allows one to operate it without manual adjusting the cantilever.
The motorised stage allows XY sample positioning on an area of 20 x 20mm with 0.07µm step size. It has also an optional plug in module for mounting 100µm XY or Z scanners.
The stage contains additional motorised positioning of measuring head relative to the sample.
Two different sample holders that are supported; a universal holder for a Petri dish or microscope slide, or a sample holder for a perfusion liquid cell with inlets for gas and fluid flow.
Due to enhanced construction and sample access the NTEGRA Life supports optical microscopy modes such as: Fluorescence, Bright field, Dark field, DIC and Phase contrast and the AFM modes: AFM (Contact + Intermittent Contact), Lateral Force Microscopy, Adhesion Force Imaging, Force Modulation, Phase Imaging, nano manipulation, lithography and Force Distance curves.