Metalographic-confocal microscope Carl Zeiss Axio
Custom made microscope for a) observation of solid sections in reflected light with different contrast techniques such as bright field, dark field, DIC and b) characterization of topography and microstructure with confocal laser scanning system LSM 700 (two light sources: solid laser with excitation wavelength 405 nm and solid laser with excitation wavelength 555 nm). Microscopic images, taken under reflected light can be analyzed with different Axio vision 4.7 software modules such as “MosaiX”, “Autofocus”, “Airvoid”, “Grains”, “Graphite”, “Multiphase”. Reconstruction of images taken with LSM 700 is carried out with ZEN 2009, which also enables calculation of linear profilometric parameters according to EN ISO 4287 and correlated topographic parameters. Microscope includes seven different objectives with 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 times of magnification