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Non-invasive 3D and 360° optical imaging of micro-particles.

Scientific reports (2017-07-27)
Toufic El Arnaout, P J Cullen
ABSTRACT

Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microtomography are useful methods for high resolution shape imaging. Visible microscopy is also common, however, developing a low-cost and customizable system for surface and shape investigation of optically active particles is challenging. In this work, we demonstrate an assembly offering good light sensitivity, flexibility of illumination and contrasts from varying angles. The design was applied, together with recent programs for focus-stacking, to analyze crystals of taurine, L-glutamic acid, acetylsalicylic acid, and copper sulfate, along with digital 3D-360° modelling of phosphorescent [Ru(bpy)

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Strontium aluminate, -100 mesh, 99.5% trace metals basis