Two STED microscopes are installed at Solid State Physics. Both systems are equipped with a 775 nm STED laser, 560 and 633 nm excitation lasers, Star 580 and Star Red detection channels, 3D STED imaging, autofocus and Rescue imaging mode to minimize photobleaching. In addition, one system has Fluorescence lifetime and polarization imaging capabilities, the other system has near IR detection channel for GaInP nanowire imaging and 405 nm excitation for cell nucleus imaging.
One system is financed by the Crafoord foundation and NanoLund, the second one by the European Research Council.
The STED microsope at LNCL. Photo: Laura Abariute