skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Leica TCS SP8

The Leica SP8 upright confocal is fully automated and particularly suitable for fast image acquisition. It contains both the tandem and resonant scanner for routine and high speed imaging, respectively. Three out of the four detectors are the high sensitivity HyD detectors suitable for low-light imaging.

Software:

Leica AF with Matrixscanner module and FRAP tools

Lasers:

405nm, 442nm, 458nm, 476nm, 488nm, 496nm, 514nm, 561nm, 633nm

Detectors:

3x HyD

1x PMT

T-PMT

Extras:

Piezo z-drive, fully enclosed incubator

A core set of Leica objectives are available:

Dry:

5x, 10x, 20x

Immersion:

63x 1.2NA water

63x 1.4NA oil

100x 1.44NA oil

20x 0.75NA multi-immersion for long working distance/bleaching.

Water dipping:

25x 0.95NA

40x 0.8NA

SP8-Vertical Imager mode.

Within 30 minutes the SP8 can be converted to the Vertical Imager, enabling seedlings to be imaged directly on specific petri dishes as they grow and respond normally to gravity. This involves the microscope nosepiece illuminating to the side. A high performance piezo focusing kit enables rapid z-stacks to be taken and Live Data Software Mode enables multiple regions to be visited.

leicasp8

 

 

Supported by the Gatsby Foundation

RSS Feed Latest news

Noisy gene atlas to help reveal how plants ‘hedge their bets’ in race for survival

Jan 24, 2019

As parents of identical twins will tell you, they are never actually identical, even though they have the same genes. This is also true in the plant world. Now, new research by Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) is helping to explain why ‘twin’ plants, with identical genes, grown in identical environments continue to display unique characteristics all of their own.

How trees and turnips grow fatter – researchers unlock the secrets of radial growth

Jan 09, 2019

Plant science researchers from SLCU and the University of Helsinki have identified key regulatory networks controlling how plants grow ‘outwards’, which could help us to grow trees to be more efficient carbon sinks and increase vegetable crop yields.

SLCU helps reveal another layer in the strigolactone signalling pathway

Nov 23, 2018

An interdisciplinary collaboration between structural biologists and plant scientists has revealed another layer in the signalling pathway of strigolactone – a plant hormone that plays a key role in shoot branching and other plant development processes.

View all news