Equipment & Infrastructure

Optical microscopy

OCAS is equipped with a range of optical microscopes, including inverted light microscopy to study microstructure – such as present phases, grain size, morphology, etc. – of materials at magnifications up to 1000 x. Some or our optical microscopes have specific features enabling e.g. measurement of micro-Vickers hardness, automatic determination of layer thickness, automatic stitching to obtain large overviews, etc.

Typical applications are

  • inclusion analysis
  • grain size determination
  • band like structures
  • study of welds
  • colour etchings or different phases
  • coating thickness evaluation

 Also discover our EPMA, FEG-SEM, TEM, W-SEM