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Materials Science Education

As a Materials Science teacher, your goal is to maximize your students’ learning experience and help them to explore and measure the fascinating properties of matter and a wide range of materials.

Leica Microsystems is your single source for high-performance, durable student and teaching microscopes at affordable prices.

Our broad product range offers flexibility: interchangeable optics, tubes, imaging systems, and software to meet your teaching applications ranging from carbon to ceramics to glass to metal to polymer sample examination, and beyond.

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Introductory Materials Science Courses

As a teacher of basic Materials Science courses, you will introduce your students to the microscopic details and analysis of metals, glass, ceramics, and more. Maximize the learning experience with Leica Microsystems’ sturdy, affordable, introductory educational microscopes. They are easy to set up, carry, and use. Student-friendly features allow you to spend more time teaching Materials Science and less time training on microscope functionality and making microscope adjustments.

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Leica EZ4 stereomicroscope for Introductory Materials Science classrooms

Learning the basics of Materials Science is easy and enjoyable for students with the affordable Leica EZ4 Stereomicroscope with 4.4:1 zoom. This solution features the StereoZoom® optical system including easy-to-use natural daylight LED illumination; crisp, cool light that adds to the visibility and quality of your students' images. Teachers enjoy the long term value and cool touch of the  triple illumination system. And, no need to think twice about saving energy with the Leica EZLite™ patented automatic time delay shutoff.

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Leica DM750 M upright microscope for Introductory Materials Science classrooms

Introduce your students to a wide range of materials with the Leica DM750 M. This versatile, affordable upright microscope features a unique reflected light LED illuminator that provides crisp, clear brightfield, polarized light, and oblique illumination, allowing your students to perform analysis of a wide variety of different samples using the same microscope configuration. This easy-to-use, robust imaging system is ergonomically designed for student comfort and equipped with a full range of magnification and stage options to deliver high quality images of even the most challenging samples.

Intermediate Materials Science Courses

Teaching intermediate materials science classes requires students to apply their fundamental knowledge of matter to areas of science and engineering. These specific applications demand microscopes with high-performance optics and brilliant LED illumination for high quality imaging of even the most challenging samples. Customize your classroom with affordable microscope solutions that promote safer use through ergonomic design.

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Leica A60 stereomicroscope for Introductory Materials Science Education classrooms

Getting a look at real world applications with real world tools is easy with the affordable Leica A60 stereomicroscope. Compared to conventional stereo microscopes, the Leica A60 provides students with 100% more depth of field, plus high resolution, simultaneously. The cost- and energy-saving LED illumination makes lamp replacement unnecessary, and helps protect your students’ eyes.

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Leica DM750 M upright microscope for Intermediate Materials Science classrooms

Your students will explore a wide range of materials science applications with the versatile, affordable Leica DM750 M. This upright microscope features a unique reflected light LED illuminator that provides crisp, clear brightfield, polarized light, and oblique illumination, allowing your students to work with a variety of different contrast techniques and samples using the same microscope configuration. This easy-to-use, robust imaging system is ergonomically-designed for student comfort and equipped with a full range of magnification and stage options to deliver high quality images of even the most challenging samples. When packaged with a camera and Leica Phase Expert and Grain Expert software, students get more out of the learning experience through automated, repeatable measurements.

Advanced Materials Science Courses

Teaching advanced Materials Science, Characterization, and Metallurgy courses requires a versatile microscope and imaging analysis system with high-performance optics, high resolution, brilliant illumination, and powerful analysis software for examination and measurement of a variety of different materials and applications. Robust, versatile educational microscopes from Leica Microsystems include interchangeable optics, tubes, and a variety of software modules for specific tasks and applications so you can easily customize an easy-to-use solution for your specific teaching needs; as well as your own research projects.

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Leica M80 stereomicroscope for Advanced Materials Science classrooms

Provide students the field of view and depth of focus they need in a 3D microscope with the Leica M80 for advanced Materials Science classrooms. Combined with easy-to-use Leica imaging software and an HD camera, the ergonomic, modular Leica M80 Stereo Microscope easily reproduces measurements and imaging parameters for a productive, comprehensive learning environment.

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Leica DM750 M upright microscope for Advanced Materials Science classrooms

The versatile and affordable Leica DM750 M upright microscope with unique reflected light LED illumination provides crisp, clear brightfield, polarized light, and oblique illumination, allowing your students to work with a variety of different samples and learn the benefits of using different contrast methods using the same microscope configuration. The Leica DM750 M is an easy-to-use advanced imaging system that is ergonomically designed for student comfort and equipped with a full range of magnification and stage options to deliver high quality images of even the most challenging materials. When packaged with Leica Phase Expert and Grain Expert software, students get more out of the learning experience with automated, repeatable measurements.


Light Microscopes for Materials Science Education


Stereo Microscopes for Materials Science Education


Microscope Cameras for Materials Science Education


Microscope Software for Materials Science Education