A Video Guide to Differential Interference Contrast (DIC)
Our Senior Product Specialist, Geoff Ingram guides you through the basics of DIC (Differential Interference Contrast); what DIC is, how DIC works and how to set DIC up on an upright microscope like the Scientifica SliceScope.
Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) is a microscopy technique that introduces contrast to images of specimens which have little or no contrast when viewed using brightfield microscopy. The images produced using DIC have a pseudo 3D-effect, making the technique ideal for electrophysiology experiments.
You can also access a more in-depth online guide to DIC here.
A guide to setting up Differential Interference Contrast on an upright microscope
The Scientifica SliceScope is an ultra-stable, versatile upright microscope. The unbeatable small footprint, low noise electronics, simple conversion between in vitro and in vivo as well as the remote control, have made the SliceScope an integral part of electrophysiology rigs and multiphoton systems around the world.