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Loose road dust sample under RL, Low-powerDust sample microscopy


Optical Microscopy

DustScan Ltd’s recently updated range of microscopes are linked to digital cameras that can capture detailed photomicrographs with up to 60 x magnification of dust samples.

Using reflected, plane-polarised and cross-polarised light (RL, PPL & XPL) our light microscopes frequently assist with checks on components of dust related to specific activities e.g. activities that give rise to dust containing fibres, metals, minerals and organic materials. These materials may be relevant in forensic investigations and in the characterisation of dust sources.

The use of optical light microscopy is ideal for:

  • Specialist studies
  • Source apportionment
  • Sample constituent identification

We are happy to discuss specific requirements. Please contact Hugh Datson for more information.