Optical Microscopy

Located in ARMS 2130, the Optical Microscopy Lab is fully equipped with range of Olympus microscopes.  Each microscope is equipted with a digital camera to allow images to be easily recorded.  Computers in the lab are loaded with the PAX it! image analysis software. 

  Manuals: Pax-it Basic Instructions
  Resources: Imaging Ethics

Olympus BX41

Olympus BX41

  • Transmitted light frame with low-positioned coarse/fine focus, coarse focus tension adjustment, Köhler illumination, detachable nose piece and light intensity dial in front
  • A 6V/30W halogen illumination with photo-preset button for bright images and convenient photo documentation
  • 8-position universal condenser for use in brightfield, darkfield, Phase Contrast, polarization, and DIC (Nomarski) allows continuous observation over the wide magnification range of 1.25x-100x without condenser change

Olympus BX51

Olympus BX51

  • Bright 12V/100W halogen illumination source is ideal for transmitted light viewing
  • The frame has two built-in neutral density filters (ND6, ND25), one daylight balancing filter, and one empty slot for an optional filter-fluorescence illuminator optional
  • A light intensity, preset switch ensures reproducible lighting for photomicrography
  • Ergonomic Y-shaped frame for maximum stability and comfort, with low position focus control knobs located on both the left and right sides of the frame
  • Modular design and infinity optics system allows easy attachment of accessories without any compromise in image
  • Large 22mm field of view reduces scanning time (a superwide trinocular head and eyepiece combination with a 26.5mm field of view is available as an option)
  • UIS2 optics deliver bright, sharp, high-contrast images
  • The 8-position universal condenser, with either a dry or oil top lens, enables you to perform brightfield, darkfield, Phase Contrast, DIC, polarization, and fluorescence with all objectives from 1.25x to 100x

Olympus GX41

Olympus GX41

  • Newly improved inspection efficiency thanks to UIS infinity-corrected optics, which allow high-clarity observation with flat, bright, even images right to the edge of the visual field (F.N.22)*.
  • To meet high-magnification observation requirements, magnification settings extend from 5x to 100x.* When using eyepiece WH10x series.
  • Suitable for both brightfield and simple polarizing observations. The polarizer can be rotated through 90°, allowing optimum contrast control.
  • Standard 6V 30W halogen lamp
  • Reflected light illuminator with aperture stop. Optimum contrast is obtained according to objective magnification and observation method. Handy filter pockets are provided, as various types of f25 filters can be used besides the polarizer.

Olympus GX51

Olympus GX51

  • Newly improved inspection efficiency thanks to UIS infinity-corrected optics, which allow high-clarity observation with flat, bright, even images right to the edge of the visual field (F.N.22)*.
  • To meet high-magnification observation requirements, magnification settings extend from 5x to 100x.* When using eyepiece WH10x series.
  • Suitable for both brightfield and simple polarizing observations. The polarizer can be rotated through 90°, allowing optimum contrast control.
  • Single lever switchover for brightfield/darkfield observation
  • Standard 6V 100W halogen lamp
  • Reflected light illuminator with aperture stop. Optimum contrast is obtained according to objective magnification and observation method. Handy filter pockets are provided, as various types of f25 filters can be used besides the polarizer.

Olympus SZX7

Olympus SZX7

  • Magnification range: 8x-56x (using a 1x objective/10x eyepiece); zoom ratio 7:1
  • Zoom magnification indication: 0.8, 1, 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.2, 4, 5, 5.6
  • The new DFPLAPO1X-4 objective lens provides maximum optical performance with Plan Apochromat correction and N.A. of 0.10

 

Accessories

LinKAM TMS94/TMS600

LinKAM TMS94/TMS600 (Hot Stage)

  • Temperature range -196° to 600°C
  • Up to 130°C/min heating
  • Temperature stability <0.1°C
  • 16 mm X,Y sample manipulation
  • Sample area 22 mm diameter
  • Gas tight chamber for atmospheric control
  • 100ohm platinum resistor sensor. 1/10th Din
  • Light aperture - 2.4mm Ø
  • Silver heating block for high thermal conductivity
  • Single ultra thin lid window - 0.17mm
  • Objective lens working distance - 0.1mm to 4.5mm
  • Condenser lens minimum working distance 12.5mm
  • Range of condenser extension lenses available
  • Water cooled stage body for high temperature work (>300°C)
  • Suitable for Confocal, Laser Raman and X-Ray
  • Sample side loading without removing the stage lid 
  • Stage body size - 137 x 92 x 22 mm