Hirox Digital Light Microscope

2-D & 3-D Video and Still Sample Imaging with Large Depth of Field

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Location: Jesser Hall room 139

Hirox RH-8800 Light Microscope provides nondestructive digital imaging, videography, and measurement of material surfaces of all kinds. Stage tilt (45 degrees) for inspection of surface roughness, 360 degrees of rotation for optimal understanding of object shape and 3-D modeling. Time-lapse Videography available. Magnification to 5000x.


Hirox Microscope Technique Summary:

  • Non-destructive Imaging of Machine Parts, Particle Counting, Geologic Samples, Metals & Alloys, Electronics, Biologic Organisms, Sample Visual Inspection, etc.
  • Non-destructive Videography of Machine Parts, Particle Counting, Biologic Organisms, Electronics, Sample Visual Inspection, etc.
  • Surface Roughness Measurement and Modeling
  • Time-Lapse Videography
  • Feature Volume, Area, and Height Measurement
  • 2-D and 3-D Imaging of Solids, Loose or Pressed Powders
  • No Special Sample Preparation Required


Hirox Features:

  • Magnification Range: 1-5000x (optical)
  • Auto Calibration 2D & 3D Measurement
  • High Intensity LED Lighting
  • Diffuse Lighting Available for Optimal Sample Imaging
  • Polarized Lighting Available for Optimal Sample Imaging
  • Analysis 2D & 3D
  • Image Tiling Dynamic Image Focus for Rough Surfaces
  • Still Image and Video Recording
  • 3D Rotation during Live Imaging
  • Large Depth of Field
  • Integrated Illumination System
  • 2.11 Million Pixels CCD Image Sensor
  • Camera Rate: 15f/s
  • Image Frame Rate: 30f/s

Training Videos for Hirox:


Training videos (.mp4 format) are available for the Hirox RH-8800 and should be reviewed prior to instrument training. The standard NMCF password is required to access videos.



Hirox Microscope Instrument Usage: $17/hr

Hirox Microscope Operator Costs:  $55/hr




Hirox Microscope Instrument Usage (Operator Costs Included): $88/hr




Hirox Microscope Instrument Usage (Operator Costs Included): $115/hr


.*Rates are for reference only. See R. White for current instrument costs.