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The Polyvar Met is a research microscope capable of a wide range of incident and transmitted light techniques.

Optical System

The polyvar optical system produces accurate images of extremely large object fields. The objectives are plan achromates and plan fluorites for infinite tube lengths and have a high brilliance, resolution and flatness of field. Standard, long working distance (LWD) and extra-long working distance (XLWD) objectives are available. With x10 widefield eyepieces the viewing angle is 51°. The range of magnifications available is 16x to 2000x and complies with DIN and ASTM standards.

Illumination System

Illumination is provided by a 100 Watt halogen lamp with a colour temperature of 3200K.


The stage is stepper motor driven in x and y directions with step size of 0.5µm. The stage travel is 100 x 100mm. The stage can be programmed raster with continuous or step motion.

Reichert Polyvar Met Optical Microscope
Reichert Polyvar Met Optical Microscope
Illumination Modules

The following modules are available:

  • Brightfield
  • Darkfield
  • Polarised light
  • nterference contrast
  • Epi-fluorescence
Epi-fluorescence Module TypeIncident Light Exciter
Dichroic MirrorBarrier Filter
B1, blue450-495nm510nm520nm
G1, narrow band green450-495nm510nm520nm
Dual Reflex Module

The dual reflex module is an optical beam splitter which can be used for:

  • Measuring graticle projection
  • Macroscopy
  • Photography (Nikon Coolpix)
  • TV output (Nikon Coolpix)
  • Image analysis
Photographic System
  • Polaroid 4" x 5" camera
  • Nikon Coolpix 995 camera