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

Special aspects of polarized light microscopy can be discussed upon prior arrangement

 

Date

November 23 - 25, 2021

 

Duration

3 day(s); 4 x 4 hour(s)

 

Language

English

 

Course Fees

2.880 Euro per participant
For additional information please send a request to courses .microscopy @zeiss .com 

 

Participants

Max. 3

 

Location

Online Training

 

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Technical Details

Prerequisites

  • High speed internet connection
  • Computer speakers, headphones or a reliable telephone connection 
  • Basic knowledge of Light Microscopy

 

How

TeamViewer + Microsoft PowerPoint