Microscopy

Petrographic microscope ZEISS „Axiophot“ with analogue and digital cameras
Petrographic microscope ZEISS „Axiophot“ with analogue and digital cameras
Petrographic microscope ZEISS „Axiophot“ with motorized scanning stage, digital camera Leica DFC 480 and desktop.
Petrographic microscope ZEISS „Axiophot“ with motorized scanning stage, digital camera Leica DFC 480 and desktop.
Fluorescence microscope ZEISS „Jenalumar“ for transmitted and incident light excitation.
Fluorescence microscope ZEISS „Jenalumar“ for transmitted and incident light excitation.

Tool

Petrographic microscope ZEISS "Axiophot" equipped with two analogue and one digital (Axiocam) cameras.

Application

Sedimentological, petrographic and microfacies analyses on all kinds of covered and uncovered thin sections and polished sections with transmitted and incident light.

Tool

Petrographic microscope ZEISS "Axiophot" equipped with automated scanning stage with holder for large lake sediment thin sections and digital Firewire-camera Leica DFC480. This camera can be fitted with a wide set of adapters to all other microscopes of the lab.

Application

Studies of laminated sediments and quantification of layers/sublayers with Leica Q-Win – based software tools (Tool GFZ-Analysis).

Tool

Fluorescence microscope ZEISS “Jenalumar”

Application

Investigation of lake sediments for structured fluorescing organic components like green algae and pollen and their relation to seasonal layers.

Complete list of microscopic equipment

  • Petrographic microscope ZEISS "Axiophot" with digital camera Axiocam
  • Petrographic microscope ZEISS "Axiophot" with automated scanning stage, digital Firewire-camera Leica DFC 480, Leica-software Q-Win, and two processing Desk-Tops with Touchscreen.
  • Petrographic microscope ZEISS "Axioplan 2" with standard and dark field equipment
  • Petrographic microscope ZEISS "Axioplan" with standard equipment and MC 100 spot analogue camera
  • Petrographic microscope ZEISS “Axioskop” with interference contrast equipment
  • Fluorescence microscope ZEISS “Jenalumar” for incident and transmitted light excitation
  • 2 petrographic microscopes ZEISS "Axiolab" pol with standard equipment
  • 2 petrographic microscopes ZEISS "Jenapol" with standard equipment Cold cathode luminescence device CITL 8200 MK3 with ZEISS "Amplival" microscope
  • Stereoscopic microscope Nikon "SMZ-U" with transmitted light stage, polarization and dark field illumination
  • 2 Stereoscopic microscopes Leica Wild "MZ-6" for separation of microfossils etc.
  • Stereoscopic microscope Leica Wild "M3Z" with transmitted light stage and polarization Wide field microscope Leica Wild "M 420
  • Macroscope" with transmitted light stage, polarization, and dark field illumination
  • Flatbed scanner Canon "CanoScan 8000F"with transmitted and polarized light option for thin section scans

Contact

Dr. Jens Mingram
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution

Telegrafenberg
Building C, room 323
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1334