Thursday, January 28, 2010

Corian and Granite under the Microscope

Corian and granite are common materials used for countertops in kitchens. Corian is actually a name DuPont created for a material made up of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. Granite is an igneous rock that generally has a medium grain texture. We recently took a look at both under a stereo microscope.

Corian at 10x magnification.

Granite at 15x magnificaiton.

Corian at 40x magnification.

Granite at 45x magnification.

All images were captured with the Moticam MC-2000 2.0 mega pixel camera and software.