Surface analysis and imaging

We have a huge range of optical microscopes, electron microscopes and surface techniques for your company to access. They are all useful tools in the fields of

  • AFM Image stainless steel
    An AFM image of stainless steel electropolished using Ionic Liquids
    failure analysis
  • quality control
  • materials science

Optical Microscopes

Electron Microscopes

Greater resolution and magnification can be achieved by electron microscopy compared to optical microscopy as they utilise a beam of electrons instead of visible light to image the sample.

AFM image corrosion pit
An AFM image of a corrosion pit of less than 5 µm in diameter in stainless steel
Surface Topography

Specialist Techniques

There are always advisors available at to help you decide which technique is right for you.

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Physics Building
University of Leicester 
Tel: 0116 252 3497