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