Optical/Stereo Microscope

Technical Specifications: Zeiss Axiophot Microscope

  • 5-fold objective lens revolver
  • Binocular tube
  • Epiplan objective lens 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, and 100x
  • Bright LED illumination
  • Bright and dark field modes
  • Polarization and interference accessories
  • 5.0 megapixel CCD color camera

Technical Specifications: Olympus Stereo Microscope

  • 2 objective lenses with continuously variable magnification from 3.5 to 108x
  • Halogen reflector illumination
  • Ring illumination, fiber-optic illumination
  • 5.0 megapixel CCD color camera


  • Reflected/Incident Light Microscopy: investigation of compact, opaque specimens with polished or etched surfaces for evaluation of surface layers, cracks, pores, material structure, etc.
  • Stereo Microscopy: 2 separate light beams with “different points of view” make it possible to generate 3-D images, in particular for high-resolution images of fracture surfaces with varying height distribution