The metallurgical microscopes can be of different technologies but the most common ones are the ultrasonic or acoustic microscopes. These microscopes are used to measure delimitations or cracks along with any other anomaly nondestructively. The other common metallurgical microscope is the inverted microscope which is used for flat and polished metals, ceramic and other optical samples. There are also other not so common microscopes used like the fluorescent microscopes, microwave microscopes, polarizing microscopes, scanning electron (SEM) microscopes, compound microscopes, laser or confocal microscopes, transmission electron microscopes (TEM), portable field microscopes, scanning probe or atomic force microscopes (SPM/AFM) and lots more.
The Specifications And Different Parameters
There are different parameters in which a Metallurgical Microscope can be specified. This includes resolution and total magnification factor of the microscope. Total magnifications is defined as the ratio of the image size with respect to that of the corresponding size of the object and is determined usually in linear measurement. On the other hand, resolution is the finesse of the details in an image in accordance to the object that is revealed by this optical device. It is specified by the minimum distance between two points in the object that falls on the two receptors.
The Features Of It
Just like a Biological Microscope even metallurgical microscopes can come with different useful features as well. There are different types of eyepiece that includes monocular, binocular as well as trinocular ones. It can also have two heads and all these divides the same image from one single objective. This reduces the strain on your eyes resulting in less fatigue in the muscles and optical nerves. Other important features include mechanical stages, digital display, computer interface, fine focus and image analysis software.