DK91006-300 High Refractometer with interior scale
Measuring range: 1.30 – 1.81 RI
Minimum gradation: 0.01RI
Illumination: internal LED illumination with momentary switch
Scale division: 0.01nD
Size: 35mm x 63mm x 115 mm
Filter: polarizing filter
Each one in a lockable case
RI Liquid is not included for all air shipping orders.
How to Use a Refractometer Effectively
Step 1: Set Up the Instrument
Place the refractometer on a stable worktable and open the upper cover. Using a thin glass bar, carefully apply a few drops of the specialized refractive oil onto the prism's surface.
Step 2: Prepare the Gem
Position the gem to be measured so that its ground surface is in close contact with the prism. Gently press it down to ensure even distribution of the refractive oil between the two surfaces. Close the upper cover securely.
Step 3: Optimize Viewing Conditions
Align the entrance filter of the refractometer with the light source to create uniform illumination. Adjust the brightness of the viewing field to ensure consistent luminance.
Step 4: Achieve Sharp Focus
Fine-tune the focus until the scale becomes as sharp as possible, enabling accurate measurements.
Step 5: Place the Gemstone
Gently slide the gemstone from the metal surround onto the prism. Make sure the chosen facet is facing down and rests on the prism's surface.
Step 6: Rotate and Observe
Peering through the eyepiece, gradually rotate the gemstone through a full 360-degree rotation while maintaining constant contact between the chosen facet and the prism.
Step 7: Record Measurements
a. Single Shadow Edge: If only one shadow edge is observed, note the exact position of the shadow edge. Record this reading with decimal precision.
b. Double Shadow Edges: If two shadow edges are visible, record the highest reading with three decimal places. Then, rotate the gemstone and record the lowest reading.
By following these refined steps, you will ensure accurate and reliable measurements using the refractometer. Remember to handle both the instrument and the gemstone with care throughout the process.
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