Leica TIRF

Instrument: Leica TIRF

TIRF Microscope used for TIRF Imaging


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Post author: Cameron Nowell. Last update: 20/01/2015 at 2:35 pm by Cameron Nowell.




Manufacturer: Leica, MC TIRF. Installed 2013.

Leica TIRF microscope capable 3 channel imaging at up to 30 frames per second.

Funding sources: Institutional

Benefits of the Leica TIRF

– High speed single channel capture (up to 50 frames per second)
– Very high sensitivity Andor IXon Ultra 897 EM-CCD camera
– Easy to use software interface

Technical features and specifications

– 160x NA 1.47 TIRF objective
– 3 high powered laser lines (488nm, 561nm and 633nm)
– Fully adjustable TIRF depth from 80-400nm (fluorphore dependent)
– Very high sensitivity Andor iXon Ultra 987 EM-CCD camera (cooled to -80 degress, 93% QE)

Price list

Pricing category Price
External – Laser based System $40/hour


Capacity: We encourage greater utilisation
Operation: User operated training provided, User or facility staff operate pricing may vary
Access: External researcher use available