Scientific Instruments Nijmegen

Categories - GI- Light microscopy / Image analysis

  1. SP8 AOBS-WLL Confocal
Short name1. SP8 AOBS-WLL Confocal
Full nameLeica SP8 AOBS WLL Confocal with online Deconvolution

The SP8x confocal scanning microscope (Leica-microsystems) is mounted on a fully motorized DMi8 microscope on which x, y, z, t and lambda, sequential scans can be acquired at multiple positions, and in (z-stack). There are functions for stitching, and digital “best focus” determination in z-stacks. Deconvolution can be done on the CUDA PC equipped with Huygens Essential software and/or the HyVolution software module. Life-cell imaging can be performed thanks to a chamber with controlled temperature, CO2 and relative humidity. 

  • Objectives
    10xAir, 20xAir (long distance), 40xAir (long distance), 40xWater, 63xOil, 100xOil 
  • Lasers
    405 nm diode laser + pulsed White Light Laser (WLL), up to 8 tunable excitation lines from 470-670nm can be applied simultaneously
  • Detectors
    2 GaASP PMTs, 2 HyDs (very sensitive, linear photon counting and time-gating),   1 transmission PMT

In addition, the DMi8 microscope can be utilized for wide-field bright field and fluorescence observation. Images can be acquired with a monochrome DFC365FX camera..

  • Filter cubes
    DAPI, FITC, Rhod, and Y5


CategoryGI- Light microscopy / Image analysis
LocationHG01.239 (optional AP1)
AccessContact Ioannis Alexopoulos
ApplicationsConfocal imaging (x,y,z,t,lambda, stitching, autofocus), deconvolution microscopy (resolution down to 140 nm), live cell imaging, photon counting and time-gating, flexibility of excitation (405 nm laser + WLL) and detection of emission.
Contact 1Ioannis Alexopoulos
Room: HG01.222
Contact 2Liesbeth Pierson
Room: HG01.222
Contact 3Geert-Jan Janssen
Room: Huygens 01.222
File 1Short instructions Sp8x (GI)
File 2Checklist settings sp8x
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