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Michael Doppler, MSc

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Michael Doppler is Sales Manager for the public sector for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

He studied Mineralogy and Economic Geology in Heidelberg and received his Master of Science (MSc) in 1990. From 1990 to 1996 he worked as Scientific Collaborator at the Mineralogy Department of the University of Geneva/Switzerland.

Between 1996 and today he had various sales roles and Application Manager positions in Switzerland, Europe and Distributor sales areas for Leica Microsystems. He is located in Heerbrugg, Switzerland.

  • Free Webinar On-Demand: Digital Microscopy in Earth Science

    Classical polarized light (compound) microscopes can only be used for prepared samples, because the working distance they offer is insufficient for whole samples. This means that thicker and bigger geological samples have to be sectioned and polished to fit under the limited working distance of a compound microscope. The Leica DVM 6 provides outstanding image quality, extra working distance and allows geologists to work with polished and unpolished samples (micro mounts, fossils, drilled cores …), make 3D reconstructions of their surfaces and enables classical petrographic work as well.
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  • Forensics: How to Gather Evidence from Hair, Fibers, Paint, Explosives, and Insects Fast and Easily with Digital Microscopy

    Digital microscopes have no eyepieces and the image is observed directly on a monitor. They are very popular for a variety of applications in multiple fields. State-of-the-art digital microscopes, such as the Leica DVM6, allow an efficient workflow for forensic analysis. Examples of how forensic scientists can gather evidence from hair, fibers, paint layers, explosive residues/small particles, and insects efficiently using the Leica DVM6 digital microscope are described in this report.
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  • Forensics: How to Gather Evidence from Ballistics, Tool Marks, Questioned Documents, Counterfeiting, and Forgery Fast and Easily with Digital Microscopy

    The examples reported here demonstrate how digital microscopy enables forensic scientists to gather and compare evidence from ballistics and tool marks or counterfeited money, credit cards, and documents, more efficiently. Images and videos clearly show how to use the digital microscope to perform forensics investigations and how you speed up your workflow with the help of practical features, such as a convenient way to change magnification rapidly over the full range, tilting, sample rotation, and versatile illumination.
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  • How to Analyze Prepared and Unprepared Geological Samples with One Digital Microscope

    Polarized light microscopes have been used in classical earth science studies for the last 100 years. Since then a lot of progress has been made to increase the user friendliness, ergonomy, and optical performance of such microscopes. Still, one thing has not changed: Classical polarized light (compound) microscopes can only be used for prepared samples, because the working distance they offer is insufficient for whole samples. This article explains how earth scientists can analyze prepared and unprepared samples for polarized light applications with one single instrument, namely the Leica DVM6 M digital microscope. With the right choice of accessories it serves as a semi-quantitative polarization microscope.
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  • Using Telecentric Optical Systems to Optimize Forensic Image Accuracy and Reproducibility

    When the first compound microscopes were invented in 1590, scientists marveled at their new ability to see tiny objects and features that were previously invisible to the eye and therefore seemingly nonexistent. Ever since then, the study of these miniscule details has brought science into a forensic world once ruled by intuition and deduction. Choosing a microscope with the right optics can reduce these hidden errors considerably to provide results that are both more accurate and more reproducible – two attributes that are both essential in modern forensics.
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  • What Does 30,000:1 Magnification Really Mean?

    One important criterion concerning the performance of an optical microscope is magnification. This report will offer digital microscopy users helpful guidelines to determine the useful range of magnification values.
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