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Categories - GI- Light microscopy / Image analysis

  3. Thunder-Widefield
Short name3. Thunder-Widefield
Full nameLeica DMi8 wide-field with Thunder computational clearing


Automated DMi8 (inverted) with hardware autofocus (AFC) and motorized polarizer.

Excitation Lines: Lumencor 4-line LED with the following wavelengths

  • 395nm
  • 488nm
  • 561nm
  • 638nm

Emission Selection: EFW - external filter wheel slider for high speed acquisition. Filterset– quad cube for imaging (DAPI, FITC, TRITC, Cy5) including filter wheel for EFW

Detection: Leica DFC9000 GTC

  • 4.2 MP sCMOS camera, 6.5 μm pixel size (19 mm sensor diagonal)
  • 82% quantum efficiency, dark current of 0.14e-/p/sec
  • ~90 frames per second acquisition speed
  • extended dynamic range of 33000:1


  • 20x/0.8 Air
  • 63x/1.2 Water

Stage: High speed/precision quantum stage

Environmental Control: Incubator with temperature controller

Software Modules:

  • LAS X 3D for 3D rendering of acquired volumes
  • “Navigator” for large tile scan
  • “Thunder” for instant or volume computational clearing and improvement of resolution
CategoryGI- Light microscopy / Image analysis
TechniqueWidefield fluorescence with computational clearing
AccessInstructions by Ioannis Alexopoulos
Contact 1Ioannis Alexopoulos
Room: HG01.222
Contact 2Geert-Jan Janssen
Room: Huygens 01.222
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