Visualization of Fiber Dispersion in Composites

Real-time overlay function combining brightfield and fluorescence

Composites are materials made from combining organic and inorganic materials for the purpose of increasing their strength or coefficient of friction.

The different materials are mixed in the manufacturing process, but they can’t just be combined—they must be evenly blended to produce the intended characteristics.

In performance tests and similar tests, how well the base materials are mixed may need to be examined if the target characteristics are not obtained.

  1. Brightfield image

    Brightfield image

    Fluorescence image

    Fluorescence image

  2. Overlay image

    Overlay image

  3. Measurement result image

    Measurement result image

    Area Count
    Total 9,846,995 µm2
    Fiber section 624,498 µm2 1600
    Percentage 6.34%

Conventional problems

Microscopic observation generally means using an optical microscope or an electron microscope.
However, organic and inorganic materials may often appear to be the same color, making it difficult to visualize the dispersion of only the organic material.

Using the All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope BZ-X800