Nikon Polarizing Microscopes LV 100 Pol

LV 100 Pol

The newly developed high-intensity 50W halogen light source is brighter than a conventional 100W halogen lamp. Low power consumption means less heat generation, thereby reducing the chance of heat-induced focus drift.

Key Features

Uniform brightness with diascopic illumination

Nikon's unique fly-eye lens employed in the diascopic illumination optics ensures uniform brightness throughout the visual field - perfect for digital imaging.

High-precision rotating stage

The stage is large, pre-adjusted, and click-stops in 45° increments. The smooth stage movement allows stable and easy rotation, providing high operability and high-quality polarized images.

Because the stage is supported from the bottom near the optical axis and incorporates steel cross roller guides, it offers excellent stability and durability.

Objectives for polarizing observation

The industry-acclaimed infinity optics - the CFI60 system - successfully delivers long working distances and high NA to produce sharp aberration-free images. They employ an eco-glass that is manufactured with no harmful substances such as lead and arsenic.

The episcopic objectives are from the newly developed CFI60-2 series and produce sharp aberration-free images regardless of magnification.

  • Focus stroke has been improved to 30mm, facilitating observation of tall samples.
  • Clamp-type upper limit focusing mechanism makes for easy and safe sample exchange.

Reversed centering quintuple nosepiece

Nosepiece comes with a DIN standard compensator slot to accept various compensators for advanced quantitative measurements. All five objectives are center-able.

Intermediate tube

The intermediate tube incorporates a Bertrand lens as standard, enabling both the observation and capture of conoscopic and orthoscopic images. The Bertrand lens is focusable and centerable. The high precision slider-type analyzer is rotatable for a full 360°.

Objectives for polarizing observation

The industry-acclaimed infinity optics - the CFI60 system -successfully deliver long working distances, high NA, and produce sharp aberration-free images.

The objectives use eco-glass free of environmentally harmful substances such as lead and arsenic.

Diascopic/Episcopic illumination type

Both diascopic and episcopic polarizing observations are possible by mounting the LV-UEPI-N universal epi-illuminator. Switching the illumination technique is a simple operation. The epi-illuminator uses the same 12V-50W lamphouse as the diascopic illuminator, providing brighter illumination than a conventional 100W lamp. With an optional universal-type nosepiece and DIC accessories (including objectives), episcopic differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy is also possible.


Technical Specifications
LV100N POL
Optical system CFI60 infinity
Illumination 12V-50W halogen lamp; 12V-50W DC transformer built-in;
Diascopic/episcopic illumination changeover switch; Fly-eye lens; NCB11, ND8 filters built-in; 12V-100W type optional
Focusing Coaxial coarse/fine focus knob; Focus stroke: 30mm;
Coarse: 14mm per rotation; Fine: 0.1mm;
Minimum reading: in 1µm increments
Eyepiece 10x (F.O.V. 22mm), CM type with crosshair and micrometer scale
Eyepiece tube P-TT3 Trinocular Tube for polarizing microscopy; P-TB2 Binocular Tube for polarizing microscopy
Intermediate tube Built-in focusable Bertrand lens removable from optical path; Conoscopic/Orthoscopic observations switchable; Analyzer built-in; Plate/compensator slot
Analyzer 360° rotary dial; Minimum reading angle 0.1°
Nosepiece Centering quintuple nosepiece (detachable); DIN slot
Stage Top-grade dedicated circular graduated stage
Rotatable 360° horizontally; can be fixed at a specific position;
Graduated 360° (in 1° increments); Click stops each 45°;
Attachable mechanical stage: 35 x 25 mm travel; vernier 0.1mm
Condenser Dedicated strain-free swing-out type; P Achromat N.A. 0.9
Polarizer Fixed to the bottom of the condenser holder; Scale
Objectives CFI Achromat P 4X, P 10X, LWD P 20X, P 40X, P 100X Oil
CFI LU Plan Fluor EPI P 5X, 10X, 20X, 50X, 100X
Episcopic illuminator LV-UEPI-N Universal Epi-illuminator*
Compensators Standard 1/4 λ & tint plate, quartz wedge or Senarmont compensator can be inserted into intermediate tube slot
Power consumption 1.2A/75W
Weight Approx. 17kg (standard trinocular set)

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