The Meiji Techno MX4210H microscopes allow for amazingly clear images using both phase contrast and brightfield imaging and are proving ideal for the department to further their research
Queens University of Belfast has recently purchased a dozen Meiji Techno optical microscopes for its school of geography, archaeology and palaeoecology.
Supplied by Meiji's distribution partners, Wishart, these microscopes will assist in the current ground breaking work being undertaken in the field of pollen research for which the university is particularly famous.
Pollen is remarkably resilient to degradation over time and, as a result, minute findings of it on archaeological sites give a vital insight into the vegetation, diet and often climate in previous centuries and even millennia.
Queens has been at the forefront in this field investigating key areas in Ireland's history where the climate has undergone major change and the impact of man on the Irish ecosystem over time.
Ergonomic and easily accessible mechanical stages allow the operator to work comfortably for extended periods while the superb optics allow for wonderfully crisp and sharp images.
Chris Hunt, director of education for the department, has been very pleased with the purchase and already reports that the microscopes have been put to great use with one of his post graduate students making exciting climate-related discoveries identify specific pollen types.
Meiji Techno's ex stock delivery, technical support team and limited lifetime warranty enables Wishart to be Northern Ireland's choice for optical microscopes.