Hot stage microscopy explained
Hot-stage microscopy (HSM), is a combination of microscopy and thermal analysis. It enables us to study polymers at high magnifications and elevated temperatures. This way we can actually see crystallization and melting processes. Also, particle size, particle morphology and crystallization kinetics can be determined with the addition of polarization filters. Our Hot stage Microscope is equipped with a camera to allow us to save observations and follow thermal changes in time.