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Metriopol polarised light Microscope

The Metripol works by using filtered light together with a series of special flters,
polarizers and a circular analyser.

These additional components allow both qualitative and quantitative measurement of the transmitted intensity (I), the optical orientation (Φ) and the optical anisotropy (|sin δ|) of a sample.

Images collected with this system can then be separated out into their different birefringence, orientation and transparency components which are normally superimposed in conventional polarizing microscopy. Such images provide an enormous amount of useful information about the structure of birefringent transparent samples. Because the Metripol system is quantitative, accurate numerical values can now be assigned to these different components.


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