Microscope, Polyvar MET

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Optical microscopy is a great first step for characterizing surfaces. The scope has bright-field, dark-field, and Nomarski (Differential Interference Contrast) imaging modes, and a 5 MP digital camera to acquire publication quality images. Optical microscopy is an excellent way to become familiar with your sample surface before using more exotic and potentially artifacted measurement tools.


Instrument Capabilities


  • 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 50x, 100x, 150x
  • Magnification multiplier (0.25x to 2x)
  • 10x eyepieces

Imaging Modes

  • Bright-field
  • Dark-field
  • Nomarski (Differential Interference Contrast)

Light Sources

  • Tungsten-halogen bulb
  • High-power arc lamp

Digital Camera

  • C-mount microscope camera
  • Qimaging Micropulisher 5MP
  • 5 Megapixels


Last Updated : June 30, 2010

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