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Microscopy Lab location on Core Deck (the bow of the ship is to the right).


Overview

The Microscopy laboratory is used by shipboard paleontologists to identify microfossils for dating the sediments, by sedimentologists to check grain sizes and more and by igneous petrologists/alteration and structure geologists to classify rocks. We also carry a fluorescent microscope for microbiological sample analysis.

Instruments

  • Four Zeiss Stereo binocular microscopes, with manual 8:1 zoom and either reflected or transmitted light viewing
  • One Zeiss Axioplan microscope equipped for simultaneous transmitted and reflected polarized light viewing, with a large variety of objectives
  • Two Zeiss Axioskop A1 microscopes equipped for simultaneous transmitted and reflected polarized light viewing, with a large variety of objectives
  • One Zeiss Axiophot microscope equipped for DIC, phase contrast, and fluorescence studies and for cross-polarized light, plane-transmitted light, and darkfield illumination
  • On Zeiss Imager 2 fluorescent microscope and one Zeiss Imager 2 with DIC capability
  • Most microscopes are equipped with SPOT cameras for digital microphotography
  • PICAT to photograph full thin section images in plane- and cross-polarized light (Please ask a technician to take those for you, if they were not automatically produced when you received the thin section.)
  • Please note that proprietary manuals are available upon request and subject to limited use

Sample Preparation

Sample Imaging

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Stepper Stages


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