Confocal microscope LEICA TCS SP5 X
Manufacturer: Leica
Year: 2011

Financed from EU (ESRD) founds from the operation Center of Excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – CENN Nanocenter 2010 – 2013.

The equipment consists of a fully motorized inverted research fluorescence microscope with a confocal scanning head and one-photon excitation. Confocal microscope is equipped with a white light laser for excitation in the visible light spectrum and a diode laser for excitation in the near UV. White light laser is applied  as an adjustable laser light source fo excitation (together with AOTF), which allows arbitrary laser lines between 470 nm and 670 nm (up to 8 lines simultaneously). Furthermore, system is equipped with acousto-optical beam splitter (AOBS), conventional and resonant scanner and three highly sensitive spectral detectors (photomultiplier (PMT) and two hybrid detectors (HyD)).

Responsible person: Monika Biasizzo (, Urban Javoršek (
Equipment location: Laboratory B203 (GMO class 1 only), DEPARTMENT B1, BUILDING B, Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova c. 39, 1000 Ljubljana
Use of the confocal microscope is allowed for qualitied operators only!
Equipment reservation: you are obliged to use reservation system
Equipment accessibility: from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m and 4 p.m., or else in preceding accordance with the person in charge.
Instructions for use: starting up the system

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