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

Optical Microscopy

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

First created: April 2004. Complete revision: August 2009. Converted to HTML5: Jan 2021.