Main features and controls
|A||Trinocular video eyepiece||The optional trinocular eyepiece provides a visual and a video image in OMNIC Paradigm software. The monocular eyepiece (not shown) provides only a video.|
|B||Rotating objective turret||The turret supports 1 IR objective and 1 visual objectives. Typically, you will use a 15x IR objective and a 4x visual objective. The microscope also supports optional 32x IR objective and 10x or 40x visual objectives.|
|C||Motorized stage||The stage supports a 40 mm working distance and samples up to 5 kg. Control the stage through OMNIC Paradigm software or with the optional joystick. Never attempt to move the stage by hand.|
|D||Transmission illumination iris||
Use the field of view iris to adjust the size of the illuminated field of view. It opens and closes concentrically.
Typically, the iris is fully opened so that it is out of the full field of view. If a sample surface is uneven, you may find it easier to focus on the edges of the iris blades to find the best focus.
|E||Power indicator and button||Press to turn the microscope on or off. The blue power indicator blinks while the microscope is starting up and stays a steady blue when the microscope is ready for use.|
|F||Reflection illumination iris||
Use the field of view iris to adjust the size of the illuminated field of view. It opens and closes concentrically with respect to the reticle cross hairs.
Typically, the iris is fully opened so that it is out of the full field of view. If a sample surface is uneven, you may find it easier to focus on the area of interest if you first partially close the iris and focus on the edges of the iris blades.
|G||1-liter liquid nitrogen dewar||The liquid nitrogen dewar holds 1 liter of liquid nitrogen. Once cooled, the detector will remain cool for about 18 hours. See "Cool the detector" for more information.|
Close-up of the stage
|A||ATR sensor||The ATR sensor detects whether the slide-in ATR attachment is installed.|
|Align the red indicator dots on the stage and the sample slide.|
|C||Control stage orientation||Used to rotate the stage during installation. Do not adjust after installation.|
|D||Slide-in ATR attachment||The optional slide-in ATR attachment is used for ATR measurements.|