Optical Microscopy and Specimen Preparation

This Teaching and Learning Package (TLP) provides an introduction to the use of optical microscopes. It introduces the different types of microscope used to examine specimens and how to set them up correctly. There is also an introduction to specimen preparation.

Photograph of a microscope

You can also view and download the animations from this TLP at CORE-Materials

First created: April 2004. Complete revision: August 2009.