Monday, December 28, 2009

Paulownia Wood Under Microscope

Paulownia wood is native to much of Asia. The tree grows extremely fast and has been used for reforestation, to make surfboards, and wood furniture.

Cross section of Paulownia wood captured at 100x magnification using a Nikon Coolpix 5400 camera adapter on a compound microscope.

Same cross-section captured at 200x magnification.

A variety of camera adapters for point and shoot and digital SLR cameras are available here.