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Confocal Microscopy – The Re-scan Confocal Microscope (RCM)

This blog explores the methodology behind re-scan con-focal microscopy, taught by DR. Erik Manders, the creater of RCM. Learn about it applications, its history, its theory, its complications and how it compare to competitors in similar fields.
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This talk from Dr. Erik Manders, creator of the RCM, covers how the technology works and the method behind the theory.

1.) Where does the RCM stand in the field of resolution? – 0:00
2.) History of confocal and how it works – 3:52
3.) Types of confocal – 9:45
4.) How Rescan confocal microscope works – 13:58
5.) How RCM compares to standard confocal – 17:40
6.) What do we need for good resolution? – 21:50
7.) Applications – 22:53
8.) How does RCM compare to SIM and similar systems? – 24:10
9.) Collaborators – 30:13
10.) History of – 30:34

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  5. Spatial Light Modulator Applications

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