Polarized Light Microscopy: Examination of Birefringent Objects

Polarized light microscopy is used to detect birefringence within microscopically small structures (e.g. mineral grains, textile fibers, polymers, parts of plants/ animals etc.). This makes a discrimination and characterization of objects possible and allows for conclusions about the molecular or atomic built- up of such birefringent objects. Moreover, with this sensitive method the impact of external parameters (temperature, pressure etc.) on transparent, birefringent objects/ raw material becomes possible to investigate.

Topics of the course

 

  • Practical handling (alignment and workflow) of the polarized light microscope
  • The application of polarized light microscopy as a contrasting method in transmitted and reflected light
  • Birefringence measurement (optical retardation) in transmitted light
  • Explanation of the theoretical background of phenomena, instrument and measurement tools without using complex mathematical context

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Date

May 12 - 14, 2020

 

Duration

3 day(s)

 

Language

English

 

Course Fees

For price information please see our latest price list or send a request to courses .microscopy .de @zeiss .com 

 

Participants

Max. 4

 

Location

Application Center Jena  

 

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Venue

Application Center Jena

Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10
07745 Jena, Germany