The former firm NV DEBONTRIDDER did expertises, so we heave a lot of machines: scanning electron microscopes, critical point dryers, gold sputtering machines and spectrometers (UV-VIS and INFRARED)

Who are we?

We love scanning electron microscopy. That's research at micrometer scale and quasi nanometer scale. A nanometer is the growth in distance of your finger nails per second (not per minute)..

Our former firm, NV DEBONTRIDDER/EXPERTISES still exist. My son Steven is specialised in security systems for industry and individual homes. And I, Julien DEBONTRIDDER, make images with high magnification (100......20000 times).

Bio time

Neck of a fly. Who is living there?

The head (not shown) of the fly is situated in the upper part of this image. Look my original photo's

of diatoms (+- 400). Diatoms are skeletons of algue living in water.

Dino poop

Some research concerning certified dung (poop) of a dynosaur. I have used a hammer making rupture surfaces. Look what you can see at these surfaces (diatoms - glass skeletons - things million years old).

Not bio

Ordinary NaCl or salt from the kitchen. Very much chrystals, like salt, give beautiful pictures.

Meet us in nature

We have a lot of time now, so we can study the fascinating world of the unknow. What happens around us, what's living in my backyard.

Joyride on the land

Flowers are beautiful, pollen of this also. We took hundreds pictures of different pollen grain. Unbelievable what one can see with special machines (scanning electron microscopes).

We will make your photos free of charge. Really. Our machines (light microscopes, electron microscopes) stand here and are written off. You send the samples with the mail, we will make your photos and send them to you via internet. It's a good idea, I hope?

We can make enlargements where you will be suprised. For example, 1 mm become 20,000 mm, so 20 meters. Consequently, 1 mm x 1 mm or 1 mm² becomes as big as 20 m² playground. With a microscope working with light, this magnification can not be achieved, so much is clear. Our machines therefore do not work with light, so not with glass lenses.. We use magnetic lenses and work with a thin-beamed scanning electron beam.