Single Molecule Detection
For many years, Andor’s iXon EMCCDs have been the gold standard detectors of the biophysics laboratory. To this day they remaining the dominant detector type, operating in a low light regime that is less suited to even back-illuminated sCMOS cameras, especially under the critically demanding conditions of minimized fluorophore photobleaching.
The accelerated readout rates of the iXon Life, especially combined with ‘Optically Centred Crop Mode’, means that dynamic single molecule processes can be better characterised.
The 13μm pixel of the 888 model provides superb single molecule resolving capability at the diffraction limit, while preserving optical photon collection efficiency.