Do you work in a field such as electrophysiology, evolutionary biology, or neuroscience where outstanding stability is required for successful experiments? The Leica DM6 FS fixed stage fluorescence microscope is an ideal instrument for your present and future challenges!
Confidently perform your experiment with the highest degree of mechanical and electronic stability
Save time using the microscope’s full range of automated functions
Efficiently work with tools and accessories using special Leica optics that provide ample clearance around the specimen
Add special techniques based on the Leica DM6 FS for Optogenetics and Cryo CLEM
Stabilize Your Experiments
Electrophysiological experiments are highly susceptible to external vibration and other interference. Any manipulation of a specimen can disrupt the axonal connections within the tissue slice or the acquired patch-clamp configuration.
The electronic design of the Leica DM6 FS stabilizes your experiments:
Conveniently control the full system without touching the hardware
All motors and current-carrying elements are switched off if not in use
The compact design of the instrument makes it mechanically stable as well, and creates space for accessories to be used on the microscope’s stage.
Operate the microscope smoothly using the remote control. The motorized objective changer prevents disruption of your sample by swapping two objectives in a vibration-free manner.
Switch magnification without touching the microscope
Change objectives or gently immerse an objective into the buffer solution
Choose from a range of special objectives featuring extra-long free working distance, a large access angle, and an inert ceramic front with minimal electric and thermal conductivity for electrophysiology.
Use the Leica HC FLUOTAR L 25x/0.95 W VISIR objective from our series of high-end objectives especially designed for near-infrared DIC
Open the visual field for good clearance around the specimen with an access angle of 41°and a large free working distance of 2.5 mm
Penetrate into very thick tissue with unrivalled clear contrast and high resolution using Wollaston prisms for Differential Interference Contrast (DIC)
Easily Customize Your Set-Up
Configure your objectives in three different ways and combine all of these with three different motorized magnification changers.
On a 6-position motorized nosepiece
On a 2-position motorized objective changer
On a single objective holder
You can switch optically between magnifications during an experiment without changing the objective at all by combining a magnification changer with low magnification – high numerical aperture objectives.
Optogenetics is a quickly evolving manipulation technique. It utilizes photosensitive proteins to trigger cellular processes. The Leica DM6 FS is the perfect platform for your optogenetics system, which allows you to efficiently manipulate your cells.
Select the light source suited for your application – powerful LEDs in a wide wavelength range
Your choice – digital micro-mirror device (DMD)-based illumination or illumination that covers the entire field of view