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Stela Hybrid-Pixel Camera

The Gatan Stela is a complete, fully integrated system for advanced 4D STEM diffraction, featuring a hybrid-pixel electron detector with STEMx. It’s the winner of a 2021 Microscopy Today Innovation Award.


Fully integrated

The only hybrid-pixel electron detector with Gatan Microscopy Suite.

More accessible

Bringing 4D STEM to the mainstream.

Low Kv imaging

For materials that require diffraction studies at <80 kV.

>16,000 pixels/s 4D data cubes

Cover large sample areas quickly.


Stela is the only fully integrated hybrid-pixel detector with STEMx. Analyse and assess results in minutes, optimise experiments and collect the best 4D STEM dataset possible – so you can turn subtle observations into insights in a matter of moments.

  • Seamlessly integrated diffraction imaging and 4D STEM with Gatan Microscopy Suite.
  • Exceptional dynamic range, for capturing both weak and intense reflections.
  • Acquire a 4D cube at >16,000 pixels/s.
  • Reduced specimen drift and damage.
  • Cover large sample areas in less time.
  • Optimized for low kV imaging – ideal for materials that require diffraction studies at <80 kV


 What is 4D STEM?


“I am very pleased by this agreement with DECTRIS, as their hybrid-pixel electron detectors truly complements our current portfolio and unified workflows within Gatan Microscopy Suite. With this new camera, we are now able to offer our researchers complete, efficient workflows to perform advanced, high speed and high quality 4D STEM diffraction studies.”

Narayan Vishwanathan – Vice President & Business Unit Manager, Gatan

“Hybrid-pixel electron detectors by DECTRIS bring countless opportunities for materials science TEM and STEM applications, such as 4D STEM, from increased instrument throughput to reduced total cumulative electron dose. The synergy between Gatan and DECTRIS will bring our technology to the thriving electron microscopy market.”

Dr. Christian Broennimann – Chief Executive Officer, DECTRIS


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