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Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre


Leica SP8 Core

The centre's Leica TCS SP8 confocal has been designed with optimal photon efficiency and high speed.  This system has 3 detectors (1 sensitive Hybrid GaAsP and 2 PMT) and a motorized xyz-stage.

Objectives: 10x 0.4, 20x 0.75, 40x 1.3 (oil), 63x 1.4 (oil)

laser lines:

4 laser lines (405, 488, 552, and 638) 

  • 2 chilled PMT fluorescence detectors (digital spectral definition in 1 nm increments) plus one transmitted light detector, 8- or 12-bit output, 16-bit possible in galvo mode.
  • 1 high sensitivity, low read noise hybrid GaAsP detector HyD with photon counting mode.
  • xy scanning stage for tiling and multi-point sampling.
  • Inverted platform for imaging on slides or live cell dishes.

Book SP8 confocal core (PPMS login required)