Abberior Instruments

STED dye recommendations

  • Which dye pairs do you recommend for STED @ 590 - 600 nm?

    For STED-microscopy @ 590 - 600 nm we recommend to combine STAR488 (Exc. Max. ~500 nm) with STAR440SXP (Exc. Max. ~440 nm).

  • Which dye pairs do you recommend for STED @ 775 nm?

    For STED microscopy @ 775 nm several combinations of dyes are possible:

    1. Combination of two regular dyes that are excited at 594 nm and 640 nm: STAR600 together with STAR635P
    2. Combination of two regular dyes that are excited at 561 nm and 640 nm: STAR580 together with STAR635P
    3. Combination of a regular dye that are excited at 640 nm with a log stokes shift dye that is excited at ~500 nm: STAR520SXP together with STAR635P