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!

Topographic Analysis of Firing Pin Impressions on Cartridge Cases

The analysis of fired cartridges for primer cup morphology and flattening and firing pin impression (crater) depth using topographic data is discussed in this article. Topographical analysis of the…

Brief Introduction to Surface Metrology

This report briefly discusses several important metrology techniques and standard definitions commonly used to assess the topography of surfaces, also known as surface texture or surface finish. With…

Automated topographic analysis with the Leica Map software

Watch this video to learn how you can save time when doing topographic analysis using the Leica Map software. The software allows you to go quickly from automated analysis of multiple sets of acquired…
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Digital Microscopy with Versatile Illumination and Various Contrast Methods for More Efficient Inspection and Quality Control

State-of-the-art digital microscopes utilizing a versatile illumination system capable of achieving multiple contrast methods, such as the Leica DVM6, are very useful for inspection, quality control,…

Nanoscale or Microscale Structures Formed in Polymers Containing Nanotubes Greatly Enhance the Electrical Conductivity

The excellent mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes have led to them being exploited for the creation of a new class of high performance polymer composites. Due to important…

Characterization of Thin Films Using High Definition Confocal Microscopy

Thin film characterization technologies are in high demand, given the wide-spread use of coatings in all engineering and science fields. The properties of thin films can vary dramatically, i.e.…

No Defect Goes Undetected - Inspection of Micro-optic Components

Micro-optic components are used in a host of products concerned with illumination or imaging. Quality control of these components is challenging, as inspection has to be highly accurate yet…
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