The MS1 chamber has been designed for use with
fixed-stage upright-type microscopes. The particular feature of this
chamber is the profiled contour that allows the microscope objective to
sweep across the preparation when changing magnification, without
having to adjust the focusing. In this way the specimen and any
pre-positioned microelectrodes remain par-focal. This is particularly
useful for confocal microscopy where it is the intention to combine
electrophysiology and precise localisation of structures (Emptage, Bliss & Fine, 1999).
The design also allows for movement of
objectives that swing from front to back (see below).
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