Optical Imaging Laboratory
The Optical Imaging Laboratory includes multiple petrographic and stereo microscopes. These microscopes are equipped with camera systems and imaging software including a Nikon DS-Fi3 camera paired with Nikon’s Elements software package. One microscope is also equipped with a custom motorized stage adapted to create automated photo mosaics of samples. In addition to these microscopes the lab is also equipped with a Thermo Fisher Continuum FTIR microscope for transmitted and reflected FTIR analysis, a Luminoscope for cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging and a fluid inclusion microscope with heating/ cooling capabilities to image inclusions at various temperature conditions.
- Nikon and Olympus petrographic microscopes equipped with cameras.
- Stereo Microscopes
- Thermo Fischer Continuum microscope with MCT-A and MCT-A High Res detectors coupled to a Nicolet 6700 benchtop analytical FTIR spectrometer.
- ELM-3R Luminoscope for CL imaging.
- Fluid inclusion microscope with heating and cooling stage.