Polarized light technique enhances the contrast and quality of the image obtained with birefringent materials, ensuring a high sensitivity in qualitative and quantitative studies on a wide range of specimens, especially in crystallography, geology, mineralogy and earth science but also in biology (especially for gout analysis).
OPTIKA B-510 polarized light microscopes include special components exclusive to this class, such as a strain-free objectives (IOS W-PLAN POL for transmitted light only, or IOS LWD W-PLAN POL for reflected and transmitted), Bertrand lens, filters, condenser, and 360° rotating graduated stage.
The full Köhler system optimizes the microscope optical path to produce high sample contrast and homogeneous bright light, reducing image artifacts, whilst the state-of-the-art, exclusive X-LED lighting source (with transmitted light only or reflected and transmitted) makes sure your specimen will be properly and homogeneously illuminated with incredibly low consumption and significantly long lifespan.
With a field of view of 22 mm, B-510 polarized light microscopes offers a reliable and durable solution delivering contrasted and sharp images through the impressive optics.
|Observation Methods||Brightfield, Transmitted polarization, Incident polarization|
|Head||Trinocular, 30° inclined, rotatable 360°, ±5 dioptric adjustment on left eyepiece, interpupillary adjustment 50 – 75 mm, Fixed photo port, 50/50 ratio|
|Eyepieces||Plan wide field, PL 10x/22, high eyepoint. One of the eyepieces has a cross-hair reticle for optical centering|
|Nosepiece||Quintuple revolving nosepiece, rotation on ball bearings. Centering system for each objective.|
|Objectives||IOS LWD W-PLAN POL 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x|
|Stage||Rotatable stage with locking mechanism and centering knobs. Vernier scale with accuracy 0.1 mm. Diameter 145 mm. Specimen slide clamps.|
|Condenser||Swing-out type condenser, sliding-in, N.A. 0.2/0.9, with centering system. With rotating polarizer filter.|
|Bertrand Lens||Swing-out type with centering mechanism for observation in conoscopy/orthoscopy. Rotatable analyzer from 0° to 90° with graduated scale. Tint plates included:
1° order red (λ)
|Focusing||Coaxial coarse and fine focusing mechanism (graduated, 0.002 mm) with upper stop. Adjustable tension of coarse focusing knob.|
|Transmitted Illumination & Diaphragms||High-efficiency X-LED3 (3.6 W), manual brightness control. Köhler illumination system with field diaphragm|
|Incident Illumination & Diaphragms||High-efficiency white X-LED8 (8 W), manual brightness control. Köhler illumination system with field and aperture diaphragms, both centrable|
|Warranty||Ten (10) Years mechanical and optical parts
Two (2) Years electrical