Chapter 3. Optical Microscopy

  1. David Brandon Technion and
  2. Wayne D. Kaplan Technion

Published Online: 25 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470727133.ch3

Microstructural Characterization of Materials, 2nd Edition

Microstructural Characterization of Materials, 2nd Edition

How to Cite

Brandon, D. and Kaplan, W. D. (2008) Optical Microscopy, in Microstructural Characterization of Materials, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470727133.ch3

Author Information

  1. Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470027844

Online ISBN: 9780470727133

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Keywords:

  • transmission optical microscopy;
  • fluorescent dyes and dark-field optical microscopy;
  • differential interference or phase contrast;
  • low elastic modulus polymer and high modulus filler;
  • semiconductors, microelectronics and communications;
  • Optical Image Formation;
  • differential interference and long-working distance configurations;
  • phase contrast and dark-field microscopy;
  • light-sensitive membrane;
  • Resolution and Numerical Aperture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Geometrical Optics

  • Construction of The Microscope

  • Specimen Preparation

  • Image Contrast

  • Working with Digital Images

  • Resolution, Contrast and Image Interpretation

  • Summary

  • Bibliography

  • Worked Examples

  • Problems