Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this teaching and learning package you should:

  • Appreciate the differences between reflected-light and transmitted-light microscopes.
  • Understand the use of polarised light in a transmission microscope.
  • Be able to set up and use a microscope to study a range of specimens.
  • Understand the steps required to prepare metallographic, ceramic and polymer specimens.