How to Install the MA915 Polarizer Set onto MT Series Microscopes

Simple polarized light microscopy can be added to your MT4000, MT5000, or MT6000 Series microscope. Polarized light will allow yet another contrasting method to be used with your microscope. It is often used to identify different types of biological or organic crystalline structures or to view stress in molded or machined translucent materials.


The polarizer set.


First, remove the viewing head by loosening the thumbscrew and place it gently on the table.

Install the smaller component which is the analyzer as shown in the photo into the limb or arm of the microscope.

Orient the analyzer so that the index mark (white dot) is facing the microscope user as shown in the photo.


Re-attach the viewing head and re-tighten the thumbscrew snuggly.


Mount the polarizer onto the top of the lamphouse lens, carefully slipping it into place.

The installation is complete.

Some samples or specimens will not react at all to polarized light while others may exhibit wild kaleidoscopic effects.