Quality Magazine

Laser Scanning Microscope

February 1, 2008


The LSM 5 Exciter laser scanning microscope provides professionals in the materials research and quality analysis industries with a microscope system that analyzes relatively soft materials such as polymers in a noncontact procedure with high measuring accuracy and resolution. By employing a noncontact confocal technique, operators can visualize and measure 2-D and 3-D topographies, determine roughness and waviness, and measure porosity and volume content. Additionally, the possibility of working both in reflected and fluorescent light expands the flexibility of analytical techniques. The microscope’s StitchArt plus option allows for extra-long line profiles or image stack arrays that extend over more than 800 times the size of the scan field to be captured automatically with variable overlapping areas. Other features include autofocus, automatic contrast and brightness optimization.
    Carl Zeiss MicroImaging Inc.
    (800) 233-2343
    www.zeiss.com
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