Science Lab

Science Lab

Science Lab

The knowledge portal of Leica Microsystems offers scientific research and teaching material on the subjects of microscopy. The content is designed to support beginners, experienced practitioners and scientists alike in their everyday work and experiments. Explore interactive tutorials and application notes, discover the basics of microscopy as well as high-end technologies – become part of the Science Lab community and share your expertise!

Industrial Microscopy: Digital imaging and the Leica DVM6

This webinar will discuss digital microscopy and Leica’s digital DVM6 microscope. We will navigate the difference between optical and digital magnification, explain the differences in optics, and…

Inverted Microscopes for Grain Size Analysis: Three Factors to Consider

Microscopic steel grain size analysis is useful in determining the quality of steel alloys for a given purpose such as building bridges vs railroad rails. This webinar will describe the preparation of…

Metallography – an Introduction

This article gives an overview of metallography and metallic alloy characterization. Different microscopy techniques are used to study the alloy microstructure, i.e., microscale structure of grains,…

How to Adapt Grain Size Analysis of Metallic Alloys to Your Needs

Metallic alloys, such as steel and aluminum, have an important role in a variety of industries, including automotive and transportation. In this report, the importance of grain size analysis for alloy…

How to create EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus) images

Watch this video to see how you can rapidly record sharp optical microscope images of samples with a large height variation. This is done with the optional Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) function of…

Inspecting and Analyzing Printed Circuit Boards Quickly and Reliably with a Digital Microscope

For the past several years, digital microscopy has been shown to be useful for inspection, quality control and assurance (QC/QA), and failure analysis (FA) in the microelectronics industry, especially…
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