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Axio Imager 2 Pol​ – Polarized Light Microscope for Research Tasks

You are looking for a microscope that performs complex tasks reliably, produces results of impressive quality and is easy to use? In that case, ZEISS Axio Imager for Polarized Light Microscopy is the right choice for you. Choose from the coded, partly motorized or fully motorized version and adapt your microscope to your individual requirements.​

  • Automatic component identification​
  • Reliable long-term imaging​
  • Extensive functionality​

Confidence Thanks to Automatic Component Identification

Microscope settings you can rely on at all times, on account of the Automatic Component Recognition ACR. All motorized stands recognize objectives automatically. Within the fully motorized Z-stand, ACR additionally identifies reflector modules. Exchange of components is registered by Axio Imager automatically.​

Reliable Long-term Imaging Thanks to Vibration-free Design​

For time dependent measurements and high magnifications you can depend on the stability of Axio Imager. Nosepiece turret, z-guide and stage carrier have been designed as a compact, vibration-free unit, isolated from the rest of the stand. This “stable cell” creates ideal measurement conditions for superb results.​

Comfortable Operation Due to Extensive Functionality​

Control of all motorized components by using the touchscreen. Save individual settings and retrieve them effortlessly at the push of a button. Operate the focus drive intuitively by the ergonomically arranged controls. Alternatively drive the system via the control panel, completely independent from the stand. Generate reproducible and reliable results thanks to the contrast and light manager that automatically selects the optimum settings. ​

Fast and Reliable Conoscopy​

Capture orthoscopic and conoscopic image information simultaneously with polarized light microscopy. With the specially designed Pol phototube, object, cross hairs and iris diaphragm are visible at the same time. Thanks to the adjustable iris diaphragm this is also true for the limits of the conoscopic range down to a minimum crystal size of 10 µm. The pre-centered Bertrand optics are straightforward to turn on and off. Thus, switch between techniques fast while capturing images videos. ​

Consistent Measurement Performance​

  • Straightforward measurements using the rotary, ball   bearing mounted stage with 360° scale and 0.1° vernier (e.g. for measuring cleavage angles in minerals)​
  • Determination of optical path differences or strain measurements.

Compensators with Fixed Path Difference​

  • Full-wave plate λ​
  • Quarter-wave plate λ / 4
  • Full-wave plate λ, rotable +/- 8°​
  • A wide spectrum of compensators is available, covering the measuring range from 0 to 30 λ.

Compensators with Variable Path Difference​

  • Wedge compensator 0-4 λ​
  • Measuring compensators: ​Berek tilting compensator 0-5 λ​; Berek tilting compensator 0-30 λ​

Thermomicroscopy & Digital Analysis​

Axio Imager is open to many more methods, for example:​

  • Thermomicroscopy​
  • Digital analyses with ZEISS ZEN core software (e.g., with Grain Size Analysis or Particle Analyzer)