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Confocal -SICM integration

Confocal data setsSituation: A laboratory where different apparatus needs to be controlled and monitored to acquire a variety of data sets.

Challenge: Proprietary and unique control systems can limit the integration of sophisticated instruments with one another.

Solution: Combining topographical SICM and functional confocal microscope information was only possible by overlaying the data sets. A SPM-IOI can control the SICM apparatus while the confocal data is acquired directly or via a General Purpose IOI with a RS232 connection.