The new confocal microscope Leica TCS SP5 X with supercontinuum laser allows the researcher to choose any excitation line within the continuous range of 470 to 670 nm. The Leica TCS SP5 X precisely adapts to any existing or future fluorescent dye. Optimal adjustment of the excitation line to the sample—in 1 nm increments—reduces cross-excitation and minimizes sample damage. It allows multi-color excitation with up to eight excitation lines simultaneously.
All broadband capabilities of the Leica TCS SP5 AOBS are included in this pacesetting confocal system. The patented Spectral Detection Technology of Leica Microsystems provides complete freedom in choosing any detection area in up to five truly spectral confocal PMT channels. The acousto-optical beamsplitter (AOBS), an invention from Leica Microsystems, ensures high sensitivity and provides better transmission than dichroic mirrors.
This article was published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 3, March, 2008, pp. 40.
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