An image obtained by illuminating the specimen with visible light, and using a system of magnifying lenses.
A modified metallurgical petrographic optical microscope with calibrated 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x magnification and 18MP full color video camera with full polarization control (linear or circular polarized input, and/or cross polarizer in the output) in bright and dark field imaging of high resolution optical micrograph is available (contact us for sample preparation and polishing services).
Optical mineralogy is the study of minerals by measuring their anisotropic optical properties. Using PPRL and a step by step diagnosis, URBIX can help you identify your minerals.
Polarized light microscopy (PLM) is by far the dominant technique used in forensic microscopy and key in the trace evidence (in particular minerals) analysis. PLM is a contrast-enhancing technique that uses birefringent materials to improve the quality of the images obtained by the microscope. Observations such as maximum interference color, Becke line movement direction, extinction and other physical properties which may aid in mineral identification can be recorded using high magnification and high resolution PPRL microscope.