Axio Imager 2

Polarized light microscope provides identification of anisotropic materials based on their interaction with polarized light. The Axio Imager 2 is Zeiss' modular high-grade option with several automated/motorized features.

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Manufacturer
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
Product Name
Axio Imager 2
Detection Category
Chemical; Biological; Explosives;
Detection Principle
Microscopy;
Detection Method
Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM);
Application
Laboratory Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
Polarized light microscope provides identification of anisotropic materials based on their interaction with polarized light. The Axio Imager 2 is Zeiss' modular high-grade option with several automated/motorized features.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Dimensions
68.2 cm x 38.9 cm x 50.5 cm (LxWxH)
Weight
>50 lbs.
Noise Produced
None
Transportability
Benchtop/Fixed
Ruggedness
None; Fragile
Operating Conditions
Laboratory
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Glass slides, coverslips
Solvents/Reagents
As needed for microchemical reactions and recrystallizations
Calibration Schedule
Before use
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Bulb replacement and lens/filter cleaning as needed.
Available Accessories
Mechanical stage, compensators/filters, camera control units
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Camera optional
Communications Interface
Touchscreen on-board
Expected Operational Life
Decades
Maintenance Cost
$100/year
Tested For Explosives
All
Tested For Narcotics
All
Other Chemical Targets
General chemicals, geologic crystalline materials, fibers
Tested For Biological Agents
All
Other Biological Targets
All
Sample Introduction
Solid; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
µg; up to 1000x magnification
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
<10 seconds
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds)
Total Run Time
<10 min
Software Control
None
Other Operational Parameters
Diascopic, episcopic, orthoscopic and conoscopic observations available
Training Required
>1 week training
Training Available
PLM training available
Manuals Available
Yes
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
No
IATA Shipping Restrictions
No
Data File Type Format
Picture format (.jpeg or equivalent) with camera option
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