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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.

Top Compound Solution

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

Leica DM2700 P Leica DMshare Leica DM1750 M Leica DM750 M
Leica DM2700 P Upright Polarization Microscope with LED Illumination

This polarization microscope combines high-quality Leica optics with state-of-the-art universal white light LED illumination for incident and...

Leica DMshare Wireless live image transfer from selected Leica cameras to iPad -

Leica DMshare provides a live display of what you and the camera can see wireless on one or multiple iPads. This makes it easy to visualize...

Leica DM1750 M Materials Analysis Microscope

With a focus on tasks in the material lab or research The new Leica DM1750 M is a material microscope designed for rapid,...

Leica DM750 M Shine a New Light on Your Samples - Perfect for Education, Materials, Inspection and Basic Metallography

The Leica DM750 M is the ideal microscope for basic materials applications in an Industrial Lab or Material Science course. Its...

Leica DM750 P
Leica DM750 P Polarizing Microscope for a Student Friendly, more cost-Effective Classroom Environment

The Leica DM750 P is the ideal polarizing microscope for teaching material and earth science in college and...


Stereo Microscopes for Materials Science Education

Leica EZ4 Leica EZ4 HD Leica S4 E
Leica EZ4 Educational Stereo Microscope with Integrated LED Illumination for high Quality Imaging

The Leica EZ4 educational stereomicroscope with 4.4:1 zoom for entry level university and college courses such as...

Leica EZ4 HD GO HD! - Educational Stereo Microscope with Integrated LED Illumination and HD Camera

Leica EZ4 HD stereo microscope offers high quality 4.4:1 zoom for university and college courses such as biology, anatomy and...

Leica S4 E Entry Level Greenough Stereo Microscope for Three-Dimensional Visualization

The Leica S4 E with Greenough optical system and 4.8:1 zoom provides large field of view up to 36.5mm, which is ideal for inspection,...


Microscope Cameras for Materials Science Education

Leica MC120 HD Leica DMshare Leica MC170 HD Leica IC80 HD
Leica MC120 HD 2.5 Megapixel HD Microscope Camera

Digital microscope camera with c-mount interface that offers easy documentation and basic imaging with measurement capability. It produces...

Leica DMshare Wireless live image transfer from selected Leica cameras to iPad -

Leica DMshare provides a live display of what you and the camera can see wireless on one or multiple iPads. This makes it easy to visualize...

Leica MC170 HD 5 Megapixel HD Microscope Camera

HD Digital microscope camera with c-mount interface that provides a full high definition live image with up to 30fps and a...

Leica IC80 HD Integrated Standalone Digital Camera for Stereo Microscopes with Full HD Live Video Output

The Leica IC80 HD camera is a digital microscope camera which easily fits...

Leica ICC50 HD Leica EC3
Leica ICC50 HD HD Microscope Camera

The Leica ICC50 HD camera is a High Definition digital microscope camera which easily fits between the viewing tube and any manual DM...

Leica EC3 High Speed Digital Color Camera for Basic College and University Courses

The Leica EC3 digital color camera with 3.1 Megapixel, high-resolution imaging capability is ideal for basic college...


Microscope Software for Materials Science Education

Leica IMS500 HD Leica LAS EZ Leica Acquire Leica IMS500
Leica IMS500 HD Select and Share HD Microscope Images

The Leica IMS500 HD Interactive Microscopy System integrates the student into the coursework providing an interactive, stimulating classroom...

Leica LAS EZ Imaging software for Windows Operating Systems for "EZ" documentation and annotation

The Leica LAS EZ software, compatible with the Leica EZ4 HD stereomicroscope, as well as...

Leica Acquire Imaging software for Mac Operating Systems for easy documentation and annotation

The Leica Acquire software provides an ideal common, easy-to-use, consistent platform for basic education, industry and life...

Leica IMS500 Select and Share Microscope Images - Interactive Microscopy System

The Leica IMS500 Interactive Microscopy System integrates the student into the coursework providing an interactive, stimulating...