Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Quartz & Metal Under Microscope

Quartz and metal can both have reflective traits that sometimes make them difficult to view under the microscope. A simple solution is an inexpensive handheld camera, which provides a small amount of magnification.

The MW1-LD2 works well for these basic applications. This camera connects directly with an included USB cable into the computer and includes software for capturing images, making measurements and labeling images. Typically the ambient light from a well lit room is plenty to illuminate the object.

Image of quartz captured with the MW1-LD2 digital camera.

Metal captured with the MW1-LD2 camera.