Nikon LV-100 and AZ-100 Microscopes


Nikon LV-100 and AZ-100 Microscopes
LV-100 and AZ-100

Nikon LV-100 and AZ-100 microsopes for standard transmitted and reflected light microscopy of geological materials.

Nikon LV-100 contains standard transmitted and reflected light capabilities with 2.5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, and 100x lenses and is equipped with a differential interference contrast (DIC)/Nomarski prism for sample topography; the latter is particularly useful for studies of mineral hardness and zoning. 

Nikon AZ-100 is a wide angle, low power microscope for macro-textural evaluation of thin sections and is equipped with transmitted and reflected light capabilities and 0.5-2x lenses. 

Both microscopes have software for digital image capture and manipulation.


Research Facility

MUN PXRF-NIR/SWIR-Microscopy Lab
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Lab is equipped with an Innov-X X5000 benchtop portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) spectrometer, TerraSpec 2 near infrared-shortwave infrared (NIR-SWIR) portable spectrometer, and Nikon LV100 and AZ-100 petrographic microscopes. the pXRF and NIR-SWIR spectrometers allow real-time, non-destructive geochemical and mineralogical analysis of materials. Microscopic instruments are traditional instruments for non-destructive geological material characterization, mineral and mineral textural identification. 

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Education
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries

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Date submitted: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 1:25 PM
Date updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 1:25 PM

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