A confocal laser scanning microscope scans a sample sequentially point by point, or multiple points at once. The pixel information is assembled into an image. As a result you acquire optical sections with high contrast and high resolution in x, y and z . The LSM 8 family with optional GaAsP detection and Airyscan delivers supreme image quality with highest sensitivity for quantitative imaging in life sciences. Use LSM 800 for Materials for advanced topography analyses on materials surfaces.