Kiran Bhadriraju wrote:
>> I am in search of a dye to stain living cells which would absorb in the
> in the visible range. I looking at hepatocytes through an inverted
> microscope (attached to an atomic force microscope, but that is
> irrelevent) and they don't show very well at all. The cells are on a
> glass cover slip stuck to a steel AFM specimen stub. So my idea is to
> use a dye in conjunction with a white background for the coverslip.
I cant help you with the dye, but are you already using Nomarski