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Microscopy

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PPL and XPL microscope with camera

Make and Model

NIKON Eclipse LV100 microscope fitted with a NIKON DS-Ri2 camera

Location

Basement, 4/5 East End, TCD

Description

Capable of both transmitted and reflective light microscopy using a CoolLED pE-2 fluorescence LED illumination system. Publication quality images can be obtained using NIKON Lu Plan Fluor objective lenses at magnifications of 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x and processed through the NIS-Elements BR software package. Large mosaic images can be collected using a motorized Märzhäuser Wetzlar EK 75x50 Pilot stage.

 

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UV microscope

Make and Model

Leitz Dialux 20

Location

Museum building

Description

Research microscope with UV lamp and 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x objectives. JVC TK-C1380 colour digital camera

 

 

 

 

 

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Vitrinite reflectance

Make and Model

Leitz Ortholux 11

Location

Museum building

Description

Dedicated microscope for vitrinite reflectance, with 12 V/100 W stabilized power supply and a strain-free 50x oil-immersion objective, 0.42%, 1.28%, 3.28%, 7.54%, reflectance standards. Image capture with Towada B&W CCD