Dr. Boris Zarda from Leica Microsystems shows the differences of confocal microscopy and STED microscopy on the basis of different examples.
Stimulated emission depletion microscopy, or STED microscopy, is a fluorescence microscopy technique that uses the non-linear de-excitation of fluorescent dyes to overcome the resolution limit imposed by diffraction with standard confocal laser scanning microscopes and conventional far-field optical microscopes. Therefore, it is also described as a form of super-resolution microscopy.
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