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Digital Microscopes

Digital microscopes are advanced laboratory tools capturing high-resolution images to reveal texture, shape, contours and structure of biological and inorganic specimens.


Modern digital microscopes utilize CCD or CMOS sensor-based cameras to focus on the sample and display the resulting image on a digital screen.

Imaging sensors require active cooling to minimize thermal noise and maximize image resolution. Depending on the type of microscope, cameras need to be kept at a stable temperature of 18⁰C or lower to allow for long exposures. With the ability to cool to well below ambient, thermoelectric recirculating chillers are a better option than passive cooling solutions such as heat sinks and fans or ambient liquid cooling systems. While thermoelectric chillers deliver very precise temperature control for imaging sensors, they can also cool other sensitive components such as detectors and FPGA's.

Nextreme™ Thermoelectric Chiller

Offering a high heat pumping capacity up to 400 Watts and a temperature stability of ±0.05°C, the NRC400 maximize image resolution in digital microscopes. Solid-state thermoelectric devices have less moving parts, reducing maintenance and the total cost of ownership for analytical imaging equipment. 

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