Outstanding illumination in any situation: with its new TL ST (bright field), TL BFDF (bright/dark field), TL RC™ and TL RCI™ (Rottermann Contrast™ technology) transmitted-light bases, Leica Microsystems is introducing a series of bases specially designed for stereomicroscopy.
The TL ST transmitted-light base is the all-rounder of the line. Its integrated, innovative halogen illumination system guarantees perfect conditions for viewing transmitted-light specimens. Thanks to its modest power consumption, base and specimen warming has been reduced significantly.
The TL BFDF dark-field base is suitable for observing stained amplitude specimens. With its rapid switching between bright and dark field as well as its sensitive deflection mirror adjustment, the base is optimal for semi-transparent specimens such as foraminifers.
And with their innovative Rottermann Contrast™ technology, the TL RC™ and TL RCI™ transmitted-light bases permit refractive index variations to be displayed as differences in brightness. This relief effect provides a wealth of variations that allow the maximum amount of information to be obtained from any specimen. The TL RCI™ base can be combined with a variety of electronic control options, such as the Leica USB mouse to control the illumination intensity of the base. Together with the automated Leica MZ16 A or MZ16 FA stereomicroscopes, a Mac or PC and the Leica Application Suite (LAS), many steps of the workflow can be automated for major gains in efficiency and time savings.
The transmitted-light bases truly play out their strengths when combined with their new accessories. The new Leica mechanical stage, for example, simplifies day-to-day laboratory work noticeably with its low profile and precise X and Y control. Heating stages, adapters for micromanipulators and the entire Leica Live on Stage product line open a full range of applications previously beyond the capabilities of stereomicroscopes.