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Under the Microscope: Silica

This episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope” is focused on Silica Gel, which is a material used in air sampling to absorb chemicals which are later desorbed for analysis by specific analytical techniques. A piece of Silica was placed on a Microscope slide and analysed under the Radical microscope (More info here) with a Nikon D5300 Digital Camera being used to image the silica gel. Because the depth of field is so shallow (talking microns), the following images are […]

Under the Microscope: Activated Carbon

This episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope” focuses on Activated Carbon, which is a compound used for many different purposes, it can be used for air sampling to collect chemicals for later analysis, or alternatively can be used in filtration to absorb chemicals removing them from the environment be it water, air or otherwise. The following image was taken using a Radical Microscope (Details Here), and the images were captured using a Nikon D5300 Digital Camera. Again because the […]

Cool Stuff Under the Microscope: Flies Wing

For this episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope“, I decided to have a look at a flies wing. The fly had previously died having landed on a spiders web, so I removed the fly from the web and carefully tried to remove the wing from the fly. The wing was imaged under a low magnification objective, in about 4 images which were each focus stacked and finally the four images were joined into the one composite image. Some minor […]