Polarized light microscope

The Bipoloar PI PZO polarized light microscope equipped with LINKAM THMS600 heating table, T95-PE controller and LNP95 liquid nitrogen cooling system, allows for sample observation either in reflected or in transmitted light for broad range of temperatures. Further analysis of recod-ed data can be performed with the TOApy package.

Main technical parameters:

Temperature range -196 to 600 °C
Temperature accuracy: ± 0.01 °C
Rate of temperature change:
- on heating
- on cooling

up to 150 °C/min
up to 100 °C/min
Temperature stability: &0.1 °C
Maximal diameter of a sample: 22 mm
Linear feed of a sample: 16 mm (XY)


  • Observation and identification of phase transitions for molecular and liquid crystals
  • Determination of transition temperature, kinetic parameters of crystallization
  • Identification of textures

Department in which the equipment is in use:

Department of Soft Matter Research (NZ35)