In the RMS Foundation the following microscopic methods are at your disposal. All testing services have been accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.

Light-optical microscopy, stereomicroscopy, macroscopic documentation

Macro- and microscopical documentation of of all kinds of samples.

Equipment:  Inverse Light-optical microscope Leica DMI5000 M / stereo microscope Leica M205A / Canon E0S 700D

Contact:  Fabrizio Bigolin +41 32 644-2023

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is used to document the surfaces and fracture surfaces of organic and inorganic test bodies and component samples to determine the topography and the structure of the surface.


Equipment:  Zeiss Sigma 300 VP with a secondary and backscattered electron detector, Alicona MEX Software (3D images, roughness measurements)

Contact:  Fabrizio Bigolin +41 32 644-2023

Please read more about Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in our Newsletter No. 6 und Newsletter No. 7

Topography and roughness measurement

Contactless measurement of the topography using interferometry, confocal microscopy or focus variation. From the topography, for example the roughness parameters can be determined based on areas or on extracted profiles.

Equipment:  S neox von Sensofar

Contact:  Roman Heuberger +41 32 644-2022

Please read more about Topography- & Roughness measurement in our Newsletter No. 20

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